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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science H-index 111 Citations 42,781 327 World Ranking 25 National Ranking 12

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Awards & Achievements

1978 - NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

1978 - V.M. Goldschmidt Award, Geochemical Society

1972 - NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

1971 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1970 - Arthur L. Day Medal, The Geological Society of America

1964 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

1957 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • World War II
  • Basalt
  • Astronomy

His primary areas of investigation include Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Basalt, Analytical chemistry and Astrophysics. G. J. Wasserburg combines subjects such as Isotopes of strontium and Chondrite with his study of Geochemistry. His Mineralogy research focuses on Seawater and how it relates to Salinity, Ferromanganese and Water mass.

As a part of the same scientific study, G. J. Wasserburg usually deals with the Analytical chemistry, concentrating on Radiogenic nuclide and frequently concerns with Argon, Isotopes of argon and Rhenium. His work carried out in the field of Astrophysics brings together such families of science as Astronomy and Meteorite. His Meteorite research incorporates elements of Radiochemistry and Solar System.

His most cited work include:

  • Sm-Nd isotopic evolution of chondrites (1470 citations)
  • Nucleosynthesis in asymptotic giant branch stars: Relevance for galactic enrichment and solar system formation (932 citations)
  • Nd isotopic variations and petrogenetic models (924 citations)

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

G. J. Wasserburg mainly focuses on Geochemistry, Meteorite, Mineralogy, Analytical chemistry and Astrophysics. His Meteorite research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Isotope and Silicate. His Mineralogy research includes elements of Iron meteorite, Radiogenic nuclide, Isotopic composition, Isochron and Strontium.

His Analytical chemistry study combines topics in areas such as Isotopes of magnesium and Chemical composition. His research on Astrophysics often connects related topics like Astronomy. The various areas that G. J. Wasserburg examines in his Basalt study include Isotopes of strontium and Oceanic crust.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (27.98%)
  • Meteorite (26.53%)
  • Mineralogy (25.63%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2002-2017)?

  • Astrophysics (19.31%)
  • Stars (10.65%)
  • Astronomy (9.57%)

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

His main research concerns Astrophysics, Stars, Astronomy, Meteorite and Galaxy. His research investigates the link between Stars and topics such as Solar System that cross with problems in Nuclide. The concepts of his Meteorite study are interwoven with issues in Neutron, Isotope, Nickel and Analytical chemistry.

His Allende meteorite research integrates issues from Chondrule and Mineralogy, Olivine. His research integrates issues of Hibonite, Geochemistry, Isotopes of oxygen and Radiogenic nuclide in his study of Mineralogy. G. J. Wasserburg merges many fields, such as Geochemistry and Anhydrite, in his writings.

Between 2002 and 2017, his most popular works were:

  • Cool Bottom Processes on the Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch and the Isotopic Composition of Circumstellar Dust Grains (220 citations)
  • Where, oh where has the r-process gone? (194 citations)
  • Short-lived nuclei in the early Solar System: Possible AGB sources (187 citations)

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

  • World War II
  • Astronomy
  • Isotope

His primary scientific interests are in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Stars, Nucleosynthesis and Mineralogy. His Stars research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Spectral line and Galactic halo. His study in Mineralogy is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Diffusion, Thermodynamics, Geochemistry, Isotopes of oxygen and Chondrite.

His work on Radiogenic nuclide as part of general Geochemistry research is frequently linked to Platinum group, thereby connecting diverse disciplines of science. His work in Supernova tackles topics such as Solar System which are related to areas like Meteorite. His study connects Analytical chemistry and Meteorite.

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Top Publications

Sm-Nd isotopic evolution of chondrites

Stein B. Jacobsen;G.J. Wasserburg.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1980)

2102 Citations

238U234U230Th232Th systematics and the precise measurement of time over the past 500,000 years

R. Lawrence Edwards;J.H. Chen;G.J. Wasserburg.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1987)

1433 Citations

Nd isotopic variations and petrogenetic models

D. J. DePaolo;G. J. Wasserburg.
Geophysical Research Letters (1976)

1383 Citations

Nucleosynthesis in asymptotic giant branch stars: Relevance for galactic enrichment and solar system formation

M. Busso;R. Gallino;G. J. Wasserburg.
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1999)

1329 Citations

Solar models with helium and heavy-element diffusion

John N. Bahcall;M. H. Pinsonneault;G. J. Wasserburg.
Reviews of Modern Physics (1995)

1177 Citations

238U,234U and232Th in seawater

J.H. Chen;R. Lawrence Edwards;G.J. Wasserburg.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1986)

1168 Citations

U-Th-Pb systematics in three Apollo 14 basalts and the problem of initial Pb in lunar rocks

Fouad Tera;G.J. Wasserburg.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1972)

1161 Citations

238 U, 234 U and 232 Th in seawater

J. H. Chen;R. Lawrence Edwards;G. J. Wasserburg.
E&PSL (1986)

978 Citations

Precise determination of SmNd ratios, Sm and Nd isotopic abundances in standard solutions☆

G. J. Wasserburg;S. B. Jacobsen;D. J. DePaolo;M. T. McCulloch.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (1981)

972 Citations

Isotopic evidence for a terminal lunar cataclysm

Fouad Tera;D.A. Papanastassiou;G.J. Wasserburg.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1974)

886 Citations

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