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Prof Andy Biggin

Professor of Palaeomagnetism Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I lead the Geomagnetism Laboratory and the DEEP research group based within it. I have worked in labs in four different countries previously and studied the palaeomagnetism of some of the oldest rocks on Earth as well as much younger archaeological materials. My research focuses on describing and explaining the past behaviour of Earth's magnetic field on timescales from centuries to billions of years.

Personal Distinctions

  • Group Leader (Nordic Supercontinents Workshop 2017)
  • Keynote Speaker at MagIC 2017 Workshop (Keynote Speech, UC San Diego 2017)
  • Invited Speaker at Van Waterschoot van der Gracht Medal Presentation (Invitation to Speak, Utrecht University 2015)
  • Invited Speaker at Nordic Supercontinents Conference (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo 2014)
  • Bullard Lecturer at University of Cambridge (Invitation to Speak, University of Cambridge 2013)
  • Smith Lecturer at the University of Michegan (Invitation to Speak, University of Michegan 2012)

Administrative Roles

  • Research Strategy Group - Earth Sciences and Fellowship lead
  • Manchester-Liverpool NERC DTP Board Member

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