Ed Mathez

Ed Mathez has always been fascinated by rocks and the Earth. As a young boy, he went with his mother to old rock quarries to look for fossils and minerals. When he was 18, he visited spectacular mountains in Montana and wanted to know how they formed. Today, Ed is an Earth scientist. He studies rocks all round the world, from Greenland to South Africa to the bottom of the ocean!

Name: Ed Mathez
Hometown: Nyack, New York
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Job: Curator, Earth & Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History
Cool fact: Ed was sailing near the Mount St. Helens volcano when it erupted, and he heard the explosion.

Image credits: courtesy of AMNH; Ed Mathez: courtesy of AMNH.