Dr Ken Amor | University of Oxford

Dr Ken Amor

Stipendiary Lecturer in Geography and Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences

About

Dr Amor researches the geochemistry of the chromium cycle. This covers the vast expanse of time from the formation of the solar system to the modern day. Chromium isotopes can be used to trace the early evolution of the solar system, and shed light on changes to the earth during the evolution of life. They may also be used to detect traces of large meteorite impacts in the geological record, and can give insight to the environmental incidents that cause mass extinctions.

Expertise

  • Asteroids
  • Asteroid impacts
  • Meteorites
  • Meteorite craters

Media experience

Dr Amor has experience of national TV and radio interviews, as well as public engagement and outreach activities.

Languages

English