Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Kent, Dennis V.


  • B.S., City College of New York
  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • Docteur honoris causa, Sorbonne, Universities of Paris-IPGP

Research Interests

Paleomagnetism, geomagnetism, and rock magnetism, and their application to geologic problems. Current interests include astrochronostratigraphic polarity time scales, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, true polar wander and the long-term carbon cycle and early hominin dispersal.

Professional memberships

European Geosciences Union. Fellow of the Geological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Recent Publications

Upcoming Events

EPS Colloquium: Dr. Loyc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 11:30AM
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EPS Colloquium: Dr. Fiorella Prada, Rutgers University
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at 12:00PM
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ENIGMA Seminar: Lauren Porter, National Library of Medicine
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 1:00PM
"Exploring Unknown Regions of Protein Fold Space" ...

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