Skip to main content


Geo.X Topics in Planetary Interiors - talk by Prof. Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz: Evolution of the Lunar Dynamo

  Scientific Talks

Date: Monday, 24th October 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Venue: The presentations will be held via Zoom. Access upon request.

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Department of Geophysics

Organizers:  Sergey S.Lobanov (Universität Potsdam), Ana Plesa (DLR), Ingrid Blanchard (Universität Potsdam), Christoph Sens-Schönfelder (GFZ)

All people interested are invited!

Dear all,

we cordially invite you to the next talk in our seminar series Geo.X Topics in Planetary Interiors on Monday, 24th October (7 pm CET).

Prof. Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz (Stanford University // School of Sustainability) will give a talk on

Evolution of the Lunar Dynamo


Dynamo magnetic fields are like the heartbeats of planets – invisible, yet detectable signals of activity within a body’s interior. Remnant magnetism preserved in the lunar crust and paleomagnetic studies of Apollo samples collectively indicate that the ancient Moon likely generated a magnetic field. However, the paleointensity history, longevity, and underlying driving mechanisms of the lunar dynamo are debated. Here we discuss the latest developments in our understanding of the Moon’s enigmatic magnetic history.

Please note that the late start time is due to the time difference with the speaker. If you are interested in attending the seminar series, please contact Dr. Sergey S. Lobanov ( for the Zoom details.  

On behalf of the organizers,
Sergey S. Lobanov