Dr. ariel anbar
President's Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and School of Molecular Sciences
I’m a scientist and teacher with broad interests in the past, present, and future of Earth as an inhabited world, and the prospects for life beyond. Trained as a geologist and a chemist, my research program is grounded in the perspectives and practices of isotope geochemistry – a branch of geoscience in which careful and precise measurements of isotope ratios are used to learn about the world around us.
Isotope measurements can be used to tackle many different types of problems, bringing me into contact with many areas of knowledge. So, in my 20 years as a professional scientist, I’ve had the fun of working with students and colleagues from diverse fields, including astrobiology, astrophysics, biogeochemistry, biomedicine, chemical oceanography, chemistry, environmental science, geoscience, life sciences, human evolution, planetary science, science education and, most recently, science policy.
This “AnbarLab” site tries to convey the range of work in my research group, with an emphasis on our current activities. Interested in joining us or learning more? Send me an email, or contact anyone else in the group. We’ll be glad to tell you more. One thing’s for sure: You won’t be bored!