David Rothery

David Rothery

David Rothery became professor of planetary geosciences at the Open University in the United Kingdom in November 2013. He had been a senior lecturer in Earth Sciences since 1994. Before that he was a lecturer at the university. He is now in the Department of Physical Sciences, but until 2011 was in the former Department of Earth Sciences.


Fairbanks professor finds proof of active volcanoes on Venus – at last

By: - March 17, 2023

Venus is almost the same size, mass and density as Earth. So it should be generating heat in its interior (by the decay of radioactive elements) at much the same rate as the Earth does. On Earth, one of the main ways in which this heat leaks out is via volcanic eruptions. During an average […]