Dr. Qian Yuang

As a geodynamicist, my research is centered on dynamic processes in the interior of Earth, and how these processes influence surface geological activities such as plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions. I primarily use geodynamic simulations, as well as a range of geophysical observations, petrological and geochemical analyses in pursuing my research.

My current focus is on understanding the origin, morphology and dynamics of the two large-low-shear-wave velocities in the lowest mantle, which we propose may be the mantle remnant of the Moon-forming impactor Theia at 4.5 billion years ago. My long-term goal is to integrate the geophysical, geochemical and planetary processes into a self-consistent model that could better understand the habitability of Earth and beyond.  



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