Laura Sammon
PhD Student| University of Maryland Department of Geology

Deep  crust geochemistry, seismology, and geoneutrinos

I am a geology graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park.


​I investigate the composition of the deep crust, focusing on the lowermost continental crust.  While the continental crust makes up only 0.5% of the earth by mass, incredible variation exists in this 10²² kg-layer of rock we live on - and most of it we can't sample directly. I collaborate with geochemists, seismologists, and nuclear physicists to construct models of major element and heat producing element (U, Th, K) distributions in the deep crust.


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