about me.

I AM PROFESSOR OF PLANETARY SCIENCES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND PLANETARY SCIENCES (EAPS) AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT).

I study the formation, evolution, and history of planets, moons and small planetary bodies, with a focus on paleomagnetism and geomagnetism, geophysics, meteoritics, and planetary paleoclimate and habitability. 

My laboratory combines laboratory analyses of meteorites and other extraterrestrial samples, in situ spacecraft observations of planetary bodies, and fieldwork around the Earth to understand the history of planetary geophysical and geochemical processes.  

I direct the MIT Paleomagnetism Laboratory and am Chair of the Program in Planetary Sciences at MIT.  Here is my CV.

Benjamin Weiss, MIT 54-622, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, bpweiss@mit.edu, 617-324-0224