Dr. Peter A. Selkin
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: +1 253 692-5819
Email: paselkin at uw dot edu
Office; Science 208
Lab: Science 304
I am a professor on the Science and Mathematics faculty at UW Tacoma. My research and teaching focus on using geophysics to explore the history of the Earth. This is both my homepage and the hub for information for my lab.
In my academic career I’ve look at three kinds of questions. First, how do physical processes – mainly flows of magma, deep-sea sediment, or windblown dust – affect the magnetic properties of rocks? Second, how has Earth’s magnetic field changed through deep geologic time? And third, how can we help students learn to find meaning in the kinds of data that Earth and environmental scientists use?
I recently returned from a sabbatical in Argentina, where I visited the paleomagnetic lab at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (as well as a lot of the rest of the country).