Robert M. Hazen | Geophysical Laboratory


Most mineral species are rare, so minerals follow the same kind of frequency distributions as words in a book or biomass in an ecosystem.
A new way of framing the mineral sciences, based on the increase in mineral diversity of any terrestrial planet or moon over time.
We employ microarray technology to study the interactions of organic molecules on a variety of mineral surfaces.
Micrroanalytical paleontology employs techniques of mineralogy and petrology to image ancient life forms.
In an effort to quantify the behavior of complex emergent systems we are studying the functions of randomly generated Avida organisms.
Suites of amphiphilic molecules synthesized from pyruvic acid at high pressure and temperature self-organize into vesicles.
Learn more about Robert's work with the Deep Carbon Observatory.