Where does magnetism arise in natural materials, and how can we use magnetic properties to gain insights into natural systems?
We are pursuing an experimental approach to identify and characterise magnetic phases in natural materials. This information is used in mineral magnetic, environmental (e.g., soil and lacustrine), and biomagnetism (e.g., brain tissue) studies. We are also developing techniques based on rock magnetism to study deformation. Many of our experiments are carried out at the Laboratory for Natural Magnetism.