Benjamin P. Weiss, Professor of Planetary Sciences

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Ph.D., Planetary Science and Geology, California Institute of Technology

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Benjamin Weiss studies the evolution and history of the terrestrial planets and small bodies with particular interests in paleomagnetism and geomagnetism, planetary geophysics, meteoritics, and planetary paleoclimate and habitability.

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Benjamin Weiss
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 54-814
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

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617-324-0224 (office)

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Chen, A. P., V. M. Berounsky, M. K. Chan, M.G. Blackford, C. Cady, B. M. Moskowitz, P. Kraal, E. A. Lima. R. E. Kopp, G. R. Lumpkin, B. P. Weiss, P. Hesse (2014) Wild magnetite and greigite magnetotactic bacteria from a stratified euxinic basin, Nature Commun., submitted

Suavet, C., B. P. Weiss, and T. L. Grove (2013) Controlled-atmosphere thermal demagnetization and paleointensity analyses of extraterrestrial rocks, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., submitted

Tikoo, S. M., B. P. Weiss, W. S. Cassata, D. L. Shuster, J. Gattacceca, E. A. Lima, C. R. Suavet, F. Nimmo, and M. D. Fuller (2014) Decline of the lunar core dynamo, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, submitted

Evans, A. J., M. T. Zuber, B. P. Weiss, and S. M. Tikoo (2014) A wet, heterogeneous lunar interior: Lower mantle and core dynamo evolution, J. Geophys. Res., in press

Bradley, K., Vassilakis, E., and B. P. Weiss A re-assessment of the shallow paleomagnetic inclinations of the western Cyclades, Greece, Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, submitted

Bradley, K., B. P. Weiss, R. Buick (2014) Records of Paleoarchean geomagnetism, climate, and tectonics across Earth's oldest known erosion surface, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, submitted

Gattacceca, J., C. Suavet, P. Rochette, B. P. Weiss, M. Winkelhofer, M. Uehara, J. M. Friedrich (2014) Metal phases in ordinary chondrites: Magnetic hysteresis properties and implications for thermal history, Meteorit. Planet. Sci., in press

Lima, E. A., B. P. Weiss, L. Baratchart, D. P. Hardin, E. B. Saff (2013) Fast inversion of magnetic fields maps of unidirectional planar geological magnetization, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2723-2752 / link /

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