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Cosmochemistry? Definitely a Thing.

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    Myrium Telus will speak on March 1 about the solar system’s formation.
February 17, 2017
Studying meteors on a chemical and isotope level is helping us learn more about the creation of the solar system. Myriam Telus explains how in a March 1 talk at Toll Science Center.

What can meteorites tell us about the solar system’s formation? A lot, it turns out. If you want to learn more, listen to Myriam Telus talk about “Cosmochemistry: Understanding the Origin of the Solar System,” on Wednesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall, of the campus’ Toll Science Center.

Free and open to the public, this talk will focus on some of the major questions about the early solar system: What is it made up of? When and under what conditions it form? How has it changed over time?

Telus is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science, where she employs chemical and isotopic analyses of meteorites and their components to study the early system. She will soon take on the role of assistant professor at University of California in Santa Cruz.

The talk is sponsored by the Earth and Planetary Science Fund and the McLain Program for Environmental Studies.


Last modified on Feb. 17th at 9:50am by Wendy Clarke.