Bio

Brown-Logo.001 Postdoctoral Research Associate (10/2014 to date)
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Research: Modeling the formation and structure of impact craters and basins

Dr. Ross Potter
Dept. Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University, Box 1846, Providence, RI 02912 USA
ross_potter@brown.edu; www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/potter/; CV

lpiLogo Postdoctoral Fellow (02/2012 to 09/2014)
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration,
Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas, USA
Research: Impact cratering

2000px-Imperial_College_London_crest1 PhD – Planetary science (computational geophysics)
Imperial College London, UK (2012)
Thesis: Numerical modelling of basin-scale impact crater formation

crest1Ucla_logo MSci – Geophysics with a year abroad
Imperial College London, UK;
University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2008)
Dissertation: Asteroid deflection by direct impact

Me at the end of Chain of Craters Road, Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.

Me at the end of Chain of Craters Road, Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Funded by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, I work within the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. My research mainly focuses on computer modeling of impact cratering.

Impact cratering is a fundamental geological process which is ubiquitous throughout the Solar System. Impact cratering has been linked to the formation of the Moon, the extinction of life on Earth, and the possible transfer of life between planetary bodies. It is, therefore, an important process to understand. I am particularly interested in the formation and structure of large craters, better known as basins, on the Moon.

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