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Dept. of Astronomy - The Origins of Volatiles in Habitable Planets: The Solar System and Beyond Workshop

Monday, October 16, 2017
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Kuenzel Room Michigan Union Map
This meeting will bring together experts from geophysics, cosmo-chemistry, planetary science, astronomy, and other disciplines, to address critical aspects of planet formation that may influence the volatile content of planets found inside the ice-line. Questions that will be addressed include:

the primary carrier of various volatiles in evolving protopanetary disks;
whether volatiles are retained in primordial bodies, or are delivered later as icy or wet planetesimals;
how volatiles are processed or lost during various stages of planetesimals growth;
the timing of volatile delivery in terms of the presence/absence of a magma ocean; and
the fate of the delivered material which could be carried by differentiating metals into the planet core or blasted into space by impact.

Confirmed Speakers

Conel Alexander (Carnegie DTM)
Geoff Blake (Caltech GPS)
Fred Ciesla (U. Chicago)
Gregor Golabek (U. Bayreuth)
James Greenwood (Wesleyan U.)
Marc Hirschmann (U. Minnesota)
Andrew Jephcoat (Okayama U.)
Eliza Kempton (Grinnell College)
Katherine Kretke (SWRI)
Sujoy Mukhopadhya (UC Davis)
Leslie Rogers (U. Chicago)
Colette Salyk (Vasser College)
Hilke Schlichting (UCLA)
Sarah Stewart (UC Davis)
Alexander Tielens (Leiden U.)
Angie Wolfgang (Penn State)

Scientific Organizing Committee
Michael Meyer, Jackie Li
Emily Rauscher

Local Organizing Committee
Alexandra Greenbaum,Tim Lichtenberg,
Erin May, Michael Roman, Dr. Feng Zhu
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Astronomy, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Physics, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, October 16, 2017 8:30 AM-5:00 PM