Caltech Home > GPS Home > People > Hugh P. Taylor, Jr.
open search form

Hugh P. Taylor, Jr.

Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology, Emeritus
Contact information for Hugh P. Taylor, Jr.
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 100-23
Phone: 626-395-6102
Email: hptaylor@​
Administrative Assistant:
B.S., Caltech, 1954; A.M., Harvard University, 1955; Ph.D., Caltech, 1959. Assistant Professor, 1959-61; Research Fellow, 1961; Assistant Professor, 1962-64; Associate Professor, 1964-69; Professor, 1969-81; Sharp Professor, 1981-2002; Sharp Professor Emeritus, 2002-. Executive Officer for Geology, 1987-94.

Research Interests

Oxygen and hydrogen isotope geochemistry and petrology of granitic batholiths, ophiolite complexes, and other igneous and metamorphic rocks and ore deposits.