Professor of Geophysics
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Ph.D.(1986), Stanford UniversityA.B (1979), Brown University
Daniel H. Rothman is a theoretical geophysicist who has contributed widely to the understanding of the dynamical organization of the natural environment. His work has resulted in fundamental advances in subjects ranging from seismology and fluid flow to biogeochemistry and paleobiology. He has also made significant contributions to research in statistical physics. Rothman's current work combines theory, field observations, and experiments to study problems including the carbon cycle and climate, the co-evolution of life and the environment, and the dynamics of fluids, rocks, and sand.