Jonathan Tucker

Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Mineral Sciences
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

Research Interests

  • Mantle geochemistry

  • Deep Earth volatile cycles

  • Earth's accretion and early history

  • Planetary habitability

I am interested in the formation and evolution of the Earth and the interaction between its solid and fluid reservoirs. My primary tools are the volatile elements carbon, hydrogen, the noble gases, and their myriad isotopes. Read my recent Postdoc Spotlight and news article featuring my work to improve Wikipedia's Earth science articles.

I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2016 working with Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, and B.A. from Amherst College in 2009. In my spare time, I like to paint and dance.

Contact and Links


Phone: (240) 630-1950

Address: Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 10 & Constitution NW, Washington DC 20560-0119

Curriculum Vitae


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