Ph.D. , Columbia University, 1/1950
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Professor Fischer researches sedimentary geology, paleontology and earth history. Specifically, he studies a seeming 32-million-year cycle for episodes of massive volcanism and a 27-million-year cycle in which the diversity of life seems to peak. He has also been involved in research into the numerous episodes of mass extinction recorded in the Earth's geological record.
Honors and Awards
National Academy Member, 1994