Tobias Dürr

Tobias Dürr

Freie Universität Berlin - Geochemistry

Doctoral Student

My work will focus on the in-situ U-Pb dating of zircon, baddeleyite and phosphates to provide reliable and precise ages within the petrological context of the samples remaining intact. Obtaining precise ages and interpreting them within the preserved context of the analysed grains is crucial to gain a better understanding of the early lunar timeline with a particular focus on the history of the basin-forming impacts. Samples from various Apollo landing sites will be studied during this project.
I decided to pursue a doctorate in TRR 170 as I wish to continue working on the dating of Zr-bearing phases and intend to apply my previous experience in a new and challenging framework that I am personally and professionally interested in.