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Martha S. Gilmore

Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Joshua Boger University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Exley Science Center, 429

Co-Coordinator, Planetary Science


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BA Franklin & Marshall College
MSC Brown University
PHD Brown University

Martha S. Gilmore

Martha Gilmore is a planetary geologist who studies the surface morphology and composition of Venus, Mars and the Earth.  Using surface mapping and orbital VNIR spectroscopy, Dr. Gilmore looks at some of the oldest rocks on Venus and Mars in order to evaluate rock composition and constrain the history of water on these two planets.  These investigations are supported by laboratory studies of minerals formed and/or weathered under Venus and Mars conditions. Dr. Gilmore also uses spectroscopy to evaluate the extent and health of plant species local to Connecticut.

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