Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Sam Birch

Assistant Professor
Lincoln Field
Room 301
Research Interests Planetary Geoscience


Starting July 1, 2023

My research explores the rich diversity of physical processes that shape planetary surfaces and climates across the Solar System. With spacecraft observations, mathematical and computational models, and laboratory experiments, I seek to understand how these many surfaces came to be, and what that implies for their ever-changing planetary climates.