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Profile: Professor Chris Hawkesworth

Main research interests of Chris Hawkesworth…

Profile: Professor Chris Hawkesworth

Profile: Professor Chris Hawkesworth

Main research interests:

> Isotope and trace element geochemistry 

> The generation and evolution of the continental crust.

> The nature of the geological record, and the extent to which it is biased by sedimentary and tectonic processes.

> The effects of meteorite bombardment on the Earth’s crust, and the differentiation of impact melt sheets.

> The use of transition metal isotopes to investigate processes at the interface between biological and inorganic geochemistry, and the extent to which the latter may have influenced biological evolution.

> High-resolution continental records of archaeology and environmental change.

> The processes of melt generation in large igneous provinces, with links to the causes of break-up of mega-continents, and the conditions of formation of the associated base metal sulphides.


"Profile: Professor Chris Hawkesworth". Science Scotland (Issue Fourteen)
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