"The Formation of Earth within Space and Time"
Abby Kavner Ph.D. / Associate Professor, Dept of Earth and Space Sciences
The study of Geology has continued to push our understanding of where Earth has come from... and where it's going. Geology uses timescales that boggle the mind and make us appreciate consciousness as a little blip on the vast landscape of space and time.
Professor Kavner runs the mineral physics program at UCLA whose goal is to understand how the properties of minerals help determine the behavior of the Earth & planets. The goal of the research group is to measure physical and chemical properties of materials in the laboratory, to further our understanding of the Earth and planets.