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Paul R. Renne (born 1957, San Antonio, Texas) is the director of the Berkeley Geochronology Center and also Professor in Residence of geology in the Department of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).[1][2] Renne is considered a leading expert on the argon–argon dating technique and is interested in paleomagnetism in Earth history, precisely dating flood basalts, particularly the Siberian Traps, and large igneous province volcanism in general, and paleoanthropology.[1][3] Renne received his A.B. and his Ph.D. in geology from UC Berkeley.


  1. ^ a b Berkeley Geochronology Center. "Paul R. Renne". Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  2. ^ Ludwig, Kenneth R.; Paul R. Renne (2000). "Geochronology on the paleoanthropological time scale". Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews. 9 (2): 101–110. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6505(2000)9:2<101::AID-EVAN4>3.0.CO;2-W.
  3. ^ Farley, Kenneth A. (December 2005). "Renne Receives 2005 N. L. Bowen Award". Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-08.