Turkey 2009

ieldwork at Tres Virgenes Volcano, Baja California

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UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Axel K. Schmitt
Associate Professor-in-residence
595 Charles Young Dr. E
Office: Geology Building 3640
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567
Phone +1 310 206 5760
Fax +1 310 825 2779


My research interests are in crustal evolution, volcanism, geothermal processes, and the development and application of SIMS microanalysis to problems in petrology, geochronology, and environmental sciences. Applications of my research are to improve  volcanic hazard assessment and uses of geothermal reservoirs.
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Outreach

NPR logo
NPR interview (Listen to the Story) "There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map" (with Nell Greenfieldboyce, January 09 2014).



Los
                              Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times article "Meteorite's age at center of Mars history debate" (Read article) on new baddeleyite ages for shergottite meteorites (by Amina Khan, Aug 09 2013).




Scientific American
Scientific American article "Salton Sea Volcano Mystery Solved" (Read article) on the discovery of very recent volcanism in Southern California (by Becky Oskin, Oct 25 2012).




FAZ homepage
Article in the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" about new insights into the duration of magma accumulation underneath Laacher See volcano in Germany (pdf or scanned). (by Horst Rademacher, Oct 27 2010).