Jafar Arkani-Hamed

Emeritus Professor

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

Email: jafar [at] physics.utoronto.ca

Tel: 514.398.6767






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., (2017). South Pole Aitken Basin Magnetic Anomalies: Evidence for the True Polar Wander of Moon and a Lunar Dynamo Reversal: Lunar Polar Wander and Dynamo Reversal. The Journal of Geophysical Research Planets , 122(6), 1195–1216, doi:10.1002/2016JE005234.

Roberts, J.H. and Arkani-Hamed, J., (2017). Effects of basin-forming impacts on the thermal evolution and magnetic field of Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 192-202.

Monteux, J. and Arkani-Hamed, J., (2015). Scaling laws of impact induced shock pressure and particle velocity in planetary mantle. Icarus, 264, 246-256, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.040.

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