The Astrogeobiology Laboratory

Traditionally astronomers look out in space while geologists look down at Earth.
But at the Astrogeobiology Laboratory we do astronomy by looking down deep into Earth’s sedimentary record. We try to link the history of Earth and its life to the astronomical realm. Whereas other research groups study the sedimentary strata for animal or plant fossils, or paleomagnetic, sea-level or climatic signatures, we search for material of extraterrestrial origin.

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Professor Birger Schmitz

Birger Schmitz, Professor in Geology

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