Lars Stixrude

  • Professor of Geophysics and Mineral Physics
  • UCLA

Professor Stixrude is in the Department of Earth, Planetary, & Space Sciences at UCLA. He has a long history of teaching, including being the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London. In his research, Professor Stixrude studies the behavior and properties of Earth using advanced modeling and simulations.


  • When Earth was a magma ocean

    The Earth may have started out completely molten. How did it melt? What happened while it was molten? What were the atmosphere and magnetic field like? How did it crystallize to become the mostly solid Earth we see today?