Adam Simon, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has focused his research on how these elements form — and where to find them. 

“Some rock contains anomalous concentrations of copper or silver or rare earth elements, and we try to figure out why,” Simon explains. “If you can understand how the deposits formed, it helps you develop exploration strategies to find new ones.” For Simon, the work is about more than just finding new deposits: He’s looking for the elements we need to transition to renewable energy.

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