Edward M. Stolper

California Institute of Technology

Primary Section: 15, Geology
Secondary Section: 16, Geophysics
Membership Type: Member (elected 1994)

Research Interests

Edward Stolper is the Chairman of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Stolper is recognized for illuminating the chemical differentiation of the Earth through creative experimental and theoretical studies of the density relations between rock melts and crystals at great depth in the Earth and the role of chemical speciation of dissolved water and carbon dioxide in determining the properties of magmas.

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