Dr. Julia Ann Nord

Dr. Julia Nord is a term associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences

Julia was born in Northern England and received an Honors Degree in the Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham, UK.

She went to the United States to pursue a Masters Degree at the University of Minnesota (Duluth). Her master's thesis research involved a study of the high-grade metamorphism of iron-rich bodies in the Archean gneiss of the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming.

Julia then moved to the big city, New York City that is, and received a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College. Her dissertation was on the Thermodynamics of pyroxene solid solution: synthesis of theory and experiments.

Finally she moved to Northern Virginia and started teaching at George Mason University. During that time she also received a Masters in Business Administration from GMU in 2006.

Part of Quartz Crystal Structure

This rotating crystal structure shows linked corner-shared silicon-oxygen tetrahedra in the mineral quartz (SiO2). The rotation clearly brings out the three-fold symmetry of the vertical axis.

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