Dr Marc Norman

Ph.D. Geology and Geophysics
Emeritus Fellow
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Geochronology 040303
  • Planetary Science (Excl. Extraterrestrial Geology) 020108
  • Extraterrestrial Geology 040302
  • Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology 040304
  • Isotope Geochemistry 040203
  • Analytical Spectrometry 030101

Research interests

Late Heavy Bombardment and impact history of terrestrial planets

Crust-mantle evolution of terrestrial planets

Basaltic volcanism

Ore deposit geochronology and geochemistry


E. B. Edwards Award, Geological Society of Australia (2021)

Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America (2020)

Distinguished Service award, Geochemical Society (2019)

Fellow, Meteoritical Society (2014)

Fellow, Geological Society of America (2001)

Science Editor, GEOLOGY (2021-2024)

Executive Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2012-2019)

Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2019-2022)

Deputy Director, Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute - Australia


Current student projects

Geochemistry of submarine basalts from Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii.

Geochemistry and geochronology of cassiterite and related deposits.

Past student projects

Geochronology, geochemistry, and petrology of lunar impact melt rocks.

Compositions and ages of east Australiad granites and related ore deposits


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