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Ken Sims

Ken Sims

Associate Scientist w/ Tenure

Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2634

Fax: +1 508 457 2187


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 22

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Colorado College, 1986, Geology
M.Sc. University of New Mexico, 1989, Geology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1995, Geology

Research Interests

Application of U-series disequilibria, radiogenic isotope geochemistry, major- and trace-element geochemistry and the principles of physics and chemistry to a variety of fundamental problems in Earth and planetary sciences, including: accretionary and core-formation history and processes in planets, the origin and evolution of Earth's mantle and continental crust, the generation and transport of basaltic magmas, the evolution of volcanic systems, and radiometric methods for dating igneous and sedimentary rocks.