Dr Alfred Wilson


MSci – Geology – University College London – 2011-2015

         – Exploring the structural evolution of Cerberus Fossae, Mars: a study of small scale faults through high resolution imaging and modelling.

PhD – Mineral Physics – University College London – 2015-2020

         – Thermodynamic Properties of a Terrestrial Magma Ocean.


  • Administrator - Deep Earth Research Group

Research interests

I use modlecular dynamics to probe the structure and dynamics of freezing systems relevant to the Earth’s early core. My background is in first principles molecular dynamics studies of silicate and carbonate liquids relvant to the magma ocean following the moon forming giant impact. I use thermodynamics derived from these simulations to gain a better understanding of how the early Earth cooled towards the structures we observe today.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics