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Dr. Sean C. Solomon

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) , The Earth Institute

P.O. Box 1000
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Palisades, NY 10964-1000
USA

BIOGRAPHY: Sean Solomon is an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he served as Director from 2012-2020. Much of his recent research has focused on the geology and geophysics of the solar system’s inner planets. He was the principal investigator for NASA’s MESSENGER mission, which sent the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury and study the planet’s composition, geology, topography, gravity and magnetic fields, exosphere, magnetosphere, and heliospheric environment.

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