J. Taylor Perron

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Taylor Perron is Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. He holds an AB in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Archaeology from Harvard University and a PhD in Earth and Planetary Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

His research focuses on the physical processes that create landscapes, both on Earth and on other planets and moons. His group's efforts currently follow three themes: the development of uniform patterns in landscapes, and the interpretation of these patterns as records of the geologic past; the influence of climate on erosion and landscape evolution; and the role of fluids in shaping landscapes on Mars and Titan (Saturn's largest moon).