Ian Garrick-Bethell

TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentEarth & Planetary Sciences Department
AffiliationsAstronomy & Astrophysics Department
Phone831-459-1277
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OfficeEarth and Marine Sciences A137
Campus Mail StopEarth and Planetary Sciences
Ian Garrick-Bethell

Research Interests

My research focuses on early lunar geophysics and geology. In particular, I am interested in how the long wavelength structure of the lunar crust and lithosphere developed, as well as the structure of large lunar impact basins. I also measure the magnetization of lunar samples to determine if the Moon once possessed a long-lived magnetic field, which would be consistent with an ancient core dynamo. I am interested in applying the lessons learned from the Moon to other airless bodies such as asteroids and Mercury.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., Physics, Wesleyan University

M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology