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Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Paleomagnetics Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 558-2026


Fields of interest: 
Paleomagnetism, geomagnetism and rock magnetism, and their application to geologic problems. Current interests include Cenozoic and Mesozoic geomagnetic polarity time scales; paleoclimatology, paleolatitude, and tectonic controls on the carbon cycle; the Late Paleozoic Ice Age and paleogeography of the Pangea supercontinent; paleointensity variations; magnetic properties of terrestrial and marine sediment, polar ice and their environmental significances.
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Docteur honoris causa
Sorbonne, Universities of Paris-IPGP
Columbia University
City College of the City University of New York
Honors & Awards: 
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012)
Arduino Lecture, University of Padova (2010)
William Gilbert Award, American Geophysical Union (2009)
Petrus Peregrinus Medal, European Geosciences Union (2006)
Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2004)
Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University (2004)
Arthur L. Day Medal, Geological Society of America (2003)
Vening Meinesz Medal, Delft University, Holland (2003)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993)
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1991)
Fellow of the Geological Society of America (1985)

Referenced in the Following News Items:

Selected Publications:

Pangea B and the Late Paleozoic Ice Age Kent, D.V.; Muttoni, G. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2020)
Mapping Solar System chaos with the Geological Orrery Olsen, Paul E.; Laskar, Jacques; Kent, Dennis V.; Kinney, Sean T.; Reynolds, David J.; Sha, Jingeng; Whiteside, Jessica PNAS (2019)
Adria As Promontory Of Africa And Its Conceptual Role In The Tethys Twist And Pangea B To Pangea A Transformation In The Permian Muttoni, Giiovanni; Kent, Denis V. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia (2019)
Magnetochronology of the Entire Chinle Formation (Norian Age) in a Scientific Drill Core From Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona, USA) and Implications for Regional and Global Correlations in the Late Triassic Kent, Dennis V.; Olsen, Paul E.; Lepre, Christopher; Rasmussen, Cornelia; Mundil, Roland; Gehrels, George E.; Giesler, Dominique; Irmis, Randall B.; Geissman, John W.; Parker, William G. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2019)
Empirical evidence for stability of the 405-kiloyear Jupiter-Venus eccentricity cycle over hundreds of millions of years Kent, D.V.; Olsen, P.E.; Rasmussen, C.; Lepre, C.; Mundil, R.; Irmis, R.B.; Gehrels, G.E.; Giesler, D.; Geissman, J.W.; Parker, W.G. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Volume: 115 p.: 6153-6158 (2018)
Early hominins in Europe: The Galerian migration hypothesis Muttoni, Giovanni; Scaardia, Giancarlo; Kent, Dennis V. Quaternary Science Reviews (2017)
Impact ejecta at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary Schaller, Morgan F.; Fung,Megan K.; Wright, James, D.; Katz, Miriam E.; Kent, Dennis V. Science (2016)