Frits Hilgen

Titels Dr.
Initials F.J.
Main position Universitair hoofddocent UU
Disciplines Palaeontology, stratigraphy
  Earth sciences
Chair (Cyclo)stratigrafie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2017
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Universiteit Utrecht
Faculteit Geowetenschappen, Dep. Aardwetenschappen
Stratigrafie/ Paleontologie, Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
tel.  030 253 5002
Personal website

Frits Hilgen is a world leader in the development of a new geological dating method. He does this by linking sedimentary patterns and astronomical changes in the orbital and rotational motion of the Earth. Known as astronomical dating, it is regarded as the most accurate method for determining the absolute age dates for timespans in the Geological Time Scale. Frits Hilgen works closely with other researchers who study geomagnetic reversals (Fort Hoofddijk), radiometric dating (VU University Amsterdam) and climate change (KNMI).