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Earth Science D-index 73 Citations 15,778 650 World Ranking 491 National Ranking 267

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Awards & Achievements

2020 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2007 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2007 - James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Astronomy
  • Solar System
  • Geophysics

His main research concerns Geophysics, Astrobiology, Crust, Mantle and Mars Exploration Program. His Geophysics research incorporates themes from Thermal, Convection, Tidal heating, Enceladus and Lithosphere. His study in Convection is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Dynamo theory, Inner core and Heat flux.

His study in Solar System, Pluto and Chondrite is done as part of Astrobiology. His research in Crust intersects with topics in Porosity, Tectonics, Mantle convection and Basalt. His studies in Mantle integrate themes in fields like Meteorite, Primitive mantle, Silicate, Dynamo and Terrestrial planet.

His most cited work include:

  • The Crust of the Moon as Seen by GRAIL (470 citations)
  • Hf-W chronology of the accretion and early evolution of asteroids and terrestrial planets (434 citations)
  • The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons. (283 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Francis Nimmo focuses on Geophysics, Astrobiology, Pluto, Impact crater and Enceladus. His Geophysics study combines topics in areas such as Convection, Tidal heating and Heat flux. He has researched Astrobiology in several fields, including Planet, Jupiter and Shell.

His research integrates issues of Structural basin and Tectonics in his study of Impact crater. His Enceladus research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Plume and Saturn. His research integrates issues of Martian, Mars Exploration Program and Petrology in his study of Crust.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geophysics (35.03%)
  • Astrobiology (25.83%)
  • Pluto (12.92%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2019-2021)?

  • Astrobiology (25.83%)
  • Geophysics (35.03%)
  • Jupiter (4.31%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Astrobiology, Geophysics, Jupiter, Planet and Mars Exploration Program. His research in Astrobiology is mostly concerned with Pluto. His Geophysics study incorporates themes from Present day, Impact crater, Enceladus and Habitability.

He works mostly in the field of Jupiter, limiting it down to topics relating to Tidal heating and, in certain cases, Fluid dynamics, Jovian, Petrology and Core. In Planet, he works on issues like Atmosphere, which are connected to Moment magnitude scale. In his work, Microseism is strongly intertwined with Seismometer, which is a subfield of Mars Exploration Program.

Between 2019 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Initial results from the InSight mission on Mars (77 citations)
  • The seismicity of Mars (59 citations)
  • Constraints on the shallow elastic and anelastic structure of Mars from InSight seismic data (58 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Astronomy
  • Solar System
  • Jupiter

Francis Nimmo mostly deals with Mars Exploration Program, Seismometer, Seismology, Planet and Astrobiology. His Mars Exploration Program research integrates issues from Mechanics and Thermal. The concepts of his Seismology study are interwoven with issues in Attenuation, Broadband and Crust.

His studies deal with areas such as Seismic noise, Elysium, Receiver function, Mantle and Induced seismicity as well as Crust. His research in Planet intersects with topics in Intraplate earthquake, Atmosphere, Impact crater and Geophysics. His Astrobiology research includes elements of Stage, Compression, Gravitational energy, Terrestrial planet and Extensional tectonics.

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Best Publications

The Crust of the Moon as Seen by GRAIL

Mark A. Wieczorek;Gregory A. Neumann;Francis Nimmo;Walter S. Kiefer.
Science (2013)

694 Citations

Hf-W chronology of the accretion and early evolution of asteroids and terrestrial planets

Thorsten Kleine;Mathieu Touboul;Bernard Bourdon;Francis Nimmo.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2009)

549 Citations

Transient Water Vapor at Europa’s South Pole

Lorenz Roth;Lorenz Roth;Joachim Saur;Kurt D. Retherford;Darrell F. Strobel.
Science (2014)

403 Citations

The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons.

S. A. Stern;F. Bagenal;K. Ennico;G. R. Gladstone.
Science (2015)

373 Citations

Heterogeneous accretion, composition and core–mantle differentiation of the Earth

David C. Rubie;Daniel J. Frost;Ute Mann;Yuki Asahara.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2011)

367 Citations

The Gravity Field and Interior Structure of Enceladus

L. Iess;D. J. Stevenson;M. Parisi;D. Hemingway.
Science (2014)

362 Citations

Influence of early plate tectonics on the thermal evolution and magnetic field of Mars

F. Nimmo;D. J. Stevenson.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2000)

299 Citations

Accretion and differentiation of the terrestrial planets with implications for the compositions of early-formed Solar System bodies and accretion of water

D.C. Rubie;S.A. Jacobson;S.A. Jacobson;A. Morbidelli;D.P. O’Brien.
Icarus (2015)

289 Citations

Shear heating as the origin of the plumes and heat flux on Enceladus

F. Nimmo;J. R. Spencer;R. T. Pappalardo;M. E. Mullen.
Nature (2007)

267 Citations

EARLY CRUSTAL EVOLUTION OF MARS 1

Francis Nimmo.
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences (2005)

263 Citations

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