Jafar Arkani-Hamed

Emeritus Professor

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: jafar [at] eps.mcgill.ca

Tel: 514.398.6767

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I am interested in the global characteristics of terrestrial planets, such as internal structure, thermal evolution, gravity and magnetic fields, plate tectonics and initiation of subduction of lithosphere, mantle plumes and their interaction with the lithosphere, and magnetic properties of planetary lithosphere. I am also interested in some local problems such as the dynamics of sedimentary basins and the analysis and interpretation of regional magnetic anomaly data.

Recent Publications

Arkani-Hamed, J. and Boutin, D., (2014). Analysis of isolated magnetic anomalies and magnetic signatures of impact craters: Evidence for a core dynamo in the early history of the Moon. Icarus, 237, 262-277.

Arkani-Hamed, J. and Ivanov, B., (2014). Shock Wave Propagation in Layered Planetary Embryos. Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors, 230, 45-59.

Monteux, J. and Arkani-Hamed, J., (2014). Consequences of giant impacts in early Mars: Core merging and Martian dynamo evolution. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JE004587.

Roberts, J.H. and Arkani-Hamed, J., (2014). Impact heating and coupled core cooling and mantle dynamics on Mars. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JE004603.

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