Partner Investigator

Natural History Museum of Denmark

Michael is a world-class researcher in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, which is an ideal method for dating volcanic ash deposits, such as those found throughout Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. For the Centre, Michael will contribute to the ‘Time’ research theme by carrying out high-precision dating of interlayered volcanic ash beds in key sedimentary sequences across the region. The results will contribute greatly towards establishing a
robust chronological framework. Michael is actively engaged in the international EARTHTIME initiative, which is aimed at sequencing Earth history through the integration of accurate and high-precision geochronology with event stratigraphy.

Through collaborations with major European museums such as the NHM – one of the world’s oldest natural history museums – the Centre will be well positioned to showcase the work of its researchers, and the wider implications, to a large international audience.