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Kenneth Farley

W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology

Ken Farley is the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. His research centers around noble gas geochemistry and its applications to a range of Earth science problems. He is also interested in the exploration of Mars and its geochemistry, geology, and geomorphology; much of his current work is centered on Martian geochronology and surface exposure dating using in-situ noble-gas based techniques.

Biographical information and photo from Ken Farley's website.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Perseverance Perseveres: A Mars rover update from Ken Farley

The Mars 2020 rover has rolled into an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. Will we find evidence of past life there?