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

I study the formation, evolution, and history of planetary bodies, with a focus on paleomagnetism and geomagnetism, geophysics, meteoritics, and habitability. I employ laboratory analyses of geological samples, in situ spacecraft observations, and fieldwork around the Earth to understand the history of planetary geological and geochemical processes.

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