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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 Ph.D. 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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Section 15: Geology

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Section 16: Geophysics