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Dr Batzi Fischer

Dr Batzi Fischer


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I obtained a Diplom (M.Sc. equivalent) in Geology from the University of Mainz in Germany, and a PhD from the University of St Andrews. I am now managing the geochemistry facilities at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Although analytical work and quantitative data are crucial for any science, I believe that field work is indespensable and the foundation for Earth Science research. It allows us to put our petrological/geochemical measurements and findings into a geological context, and only then can we use them to understand how "Earth works". Currently, my particular interest is in early Earth geology. I use and test the tools of a petrologist to contribute to our understanding of the evolution of Earth's crust (e.g. crustal growth and reworking) and secular changes in Earth history (e.g. when did plate tectonics start?).

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