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Dr. Melosh

Dr. H. Jay Melosh

Professor. Theoretical geophysics; planetary surfaces.
Ph.D., 1973, Caltech.


Lunar and Planetary Lab
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Office: Gould-Simpson 935B
Phone: (520) 621-2806
Email: jmelosh

Dr. Melosh's principal research interests are the many ramifications of impact cratering, planetary tectonics, and the physics of earthquakes and landslides. His recent research includes studies of the giant impact origin of the moon, the K/T impact that extinguished the dinosaurs and the ejection of rocks from their parent bodies. He is also active in astrobiological studies that relate chiefly to the exchange of microorganisms between the terrestrial planets.

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