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Dr. Maxwell Brown

Section 2.3: Geomagnetism

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Behlertstraße 3a
Building K 3, room 111
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1233
e-mail: maxwell.brown(at)


About the person

Research Interests:

  • Variations in the palaeomagnetic field
  • Holocene secular variation; reversal and excursion behaviour; the ancient field
  • Palaeointensity determinations
  • GEOMAGIA50 sedimentary magnetism database


2004-2008 PhD Student, University of Liverpool
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Minnesota
2011- GFZ Potsdam


  • 2011-2014: Improved Holocene global geomagnetic field reconstructions based on sediment data (DFG SPP1488).
  • 2014-2017: Modelling of geomagnetic polarity excursions (DFG SPP1488).