Posted: March 20, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: March 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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Robert Hazen,

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University, is an expert on the role of minerals in the origin of life.

Recently, he discussed co-evolution of the geosphere and the biosphere as the Linus Pauling lecturer of the Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy in Portland, Ore.

And he presented on microbe-mineral interaction at the Gordon Research Conference on Geobiology in Ventura, Calif.

A large bequest from the late Clarence J. Robinson has allowed George Mason to appoint to the faculty distinguished professors in the liberal arts and sciences who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching and whose teaching and scholarship concern broad and fundamental intellectual issues. Hazen is one of 11 Robinson Professors.

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