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Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies

BCMS Seminar Series

Seminars are presented in hybrid mode, both on ASU campus and via zoom. These talks take place every other Wednesday at 12 pm AZ time. Below is our current schedule for the next semester and the list of our previously held talks. 
FALL 2024
** To Be Announced **
28 AUG: MetSoc Round-up Group Discussion
11 SEP:
25 SEP:
9 OCT:
23 OCT:
6 NOV:
20 NOV:
4 DEC:
17 Apr: Catherine A. Dukes, University of Virginia (Laboratory for Astrophysics and Surface Physics)
Space Weathering by Solar Ions in Meteorites and Asteroids
3 Apr: Dr. Brittany Cymes, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center
Micrometeoroid Impacts on the Moon: Some Shocking Revelations
18 Mar: LPSC Round-Up Group Discussion
Did you see an interesting talk/poster at LPSC 2024? Come tell us about it!
14 Feb: Dr. Jan Render, Lawrence-Livermore National Laboratory
Reconstructing the early Solar System – Using isotopic signatures to trace protoplanetary disk formation & evolution
31 Jan: Zoë Wilbur, University of Arizona 
All about aubrites: The effects of highly reduced magmatism
17 Jan: Dr. Christian Hoover, ASU
The importance of the physical properties of Astro-Materials, Implications for Planetary Defense
FALL 2023
11/28/23: Dr. Shaunna Morrison, Carnegie Institution
Harnessing the complexity of minerals: Data-driven exploration of evolving Earth and planetary systems.
11/14/23: Dr. Carolyn Crow, University of Colorado at Boulder
What’s my age again? Adventures in Dating Lunar and Terrestrial Impact Events
10/31/23: Dr. Chris Herd, University of Alberta
Finding the Source Craters of the Martian Meteorites
10/17/23: Dr. Kate Burgess, US Naval Research Laboratory
Space Weathering on Asteroids and other Airless Bodies
10/03/23: Dr. Timothy Glotch, Stony Brook University
Correlated micro- and nano-scale analyses of carbonaceous chondrites and samples from the asteroid Ryugu.
09/19/23: Dr. Mélanie Barboni, ASU
HED Zircons as a Window into the Solar System’s First Crust.
04/05/23: Dr. Megan Newcombe, University of Maryland
Efficient degassing of early-formed planetesimals restricted water delivery to Earth.
04/19/23: Mara Karageozian, ASU
03/22/23: LPSC Round-Up Group Discussion
Did you see an interesting talk/poster at LPSC 2023? Come tell us about it!
02/22/23: Dr. Alice Stephant, National Institute of Astrophysics, Rome
Tissemouminites: A new group of primitive achondrites.
02/08/23: Dr. Bidong Zhang, University of California Los Angeles
Compositions of asteroidal cores in the early Solar System.
01/25/23: Dr. Devin Schrader, BCMS, ASU
History of the IIAB iron meteorites from their inclusions.
01/11/23: LPSC Abstract Discussion
If you’ve submitted an abstract to LPSC 2023, we want to hear about it! Bring a two minute pitch and be prepared to be excited by all the fun meteorite research happening in SESE.
FALL 2022
11/30/22: Dr. Noriko Kita, University of Wisconsin
Migration of solids in the early protoplanetary disk: Evidence from chondrule O isotopes and Al-Mg chronology.
11/16/22: Dr. Sheri Singerling, Virginia Tech
Metal-sulfide assemblages in CR chondrites.
11/02/22: Dr. My Riebe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Flash-heating experiments to simulate effects of atmospheric entry on IDPs.
10/05/22: Dr. Pierre Haenecour, University of Arizona
Simulations of Dust Thermal Processing in Space Inside of an Electron Microscope.
10/19/22: Dr. Jay Farihi, University College London, UK
Pandemonium in the Planetary Graveyard.
09/21/22: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE, ASU
If the solar nebula always had 26Al, how did PLACs form without it?
09/07/22: MetSoc Round-Up Group Discussion
05/04/22: Dr. Amy Jurewicz, BCMS, ASU
Space weathering of Genesis samples. 
04/20/22: John Christoph, SESE, ASU
Space weathering.
04/06/22: Dr. Romy Hanna, UT Austin
Fine-grained rims in CM chondrites.
03/23/22: LPSC Round-Up Group Discussion
02/09/22: Dr. Ashley King, Natural History Museum London, UK
CM chondrites.
01/26/22: Dr. Tom Sharp, SESE, ASU
Formation, preservation and destruction of high-pressure minerals in shocked meteorites: P-T paths and shock classification.
FALL 2021
12/01/21: Dr. Julia Cartwright, University of Alabama
Applications of atom probe tomography to meteorites
11/17/21: Dr. Clara Maurel, MIT (Nininger Meteorite Award Talk)
Meteorite evidence for partial differentiation and protracted accretion of planetesimals
11/03/21: Dr. Martin Suttle, Open University, UK
The Yamato-type (CY) chondrites, accretionary processes, alteration history and their relationship to other chondrite groups 
10/27/21: Dr. Henner Busemann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Noble gases in primitive chondrites, their carriers and the effects of parent body processing
10/06/21: Dr. Scott Waitukaitis, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Rabbits, dust devils, volcanoes, planets: Mysteries and consequences of granular tribocharging
09/29/21: Dr. Devin Schrader, CMS, ASU
The Renazzo-like (CR) chondrites: A window into the early Solar System
09/08/21: Dr. Chris McDonald, SESE, ASU
NWA 7034: A 40Ar/39Ar ultraviolet laser ablation microprobe study and implication for the evolution of the martian regolith
08/25/21: Dara Laczniak, Purdue University
Understanding the evolution of airless body surfaces through laboratory simulations of space weathering
05/18/21: Dr. Laurence Garvie, CMS, ASU
To be confirmed. 
05/04/21: Dr. Queenie Chan, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Extraterrestrial organics
04/20/21: Dr. Jess Barnes, University of Arizona
Lunar volatiles
04/13/21: Dr. Ryan Ogliore, Washington University St Louis
Cosmic symplectite recorded irradiation by nearby massive stars in the Solar System’s parent molecular cloud
04/06/21: Dr. Aki Takigawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Laboratory experiments to create GEMS-like aggregates.
03/23/21: Post-LPSC 2021 Round-Up Group Discussion
03/09/21: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE, ASU
To be confirmed
03/04/21: Dr. Myriam Telus, University of California Santa Cruz
Meteorites as analogs for planetesimals in extrasolar systems
02/23/21: Dr. Jim Lyons, SESE, ASU
To be confirmed
02/09/21: Dr. Yves Marrocchi, CRPG-CRNS, Nancy, France
Timescales and conditions of formation of the first solids of the solar system
01/26/21: Dr. Prajkta Mane, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Isotopic and microstructure analysis of CAIs
FALL 2020
12/01/20: Round Table Discussion – Writing a good proposal
11/17/20: Dr. Peng Ni, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Heavy iron isotope composition of iron meteorites explained by core crystallization
11/03/20: Dr. Julie Castillo-Rogez, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Future exploration of dwarf planet Ceres, an astrobiological target discovered by the Dawn mission
10/20/20: Dr David Trang, Univeristy of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Modeling the degree of space weathering on the surfaces of the Moon, Mercury, and Bennu
10/06/20: Dr. Maitrayee Bose, SESE, ASU
Nucleosynthesis and Mixing Processes in Stellar Explosions through Stardust Investigations
09/22/20: Round Table Discussion – Publishing in Science: Ethics and Etiquette Part II
09/08/20: Round Table Discussion – Publishing in Science: Ethics and Etiquette Part I
08/25/20: Dr. Nan Liu, Washington University
AGB stars and their dust grains in the Solar System
08/11/20: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE
The short-lived radionuclides were inherited from our molecular cloud
07/28/20: Amanda Ostwald, University of Nevada Las Vegas
The nakhlite and chassignite connection, and implications for martian magmatic diversity
07/14/20: Dr. Roger Fu, Harvard University
Understanding magnetism in the protoplanetary disk with high-resolution paleomagnetism
07/07/20: Dr. Tim Gregory, British Geologic Survey/University of Bristol
Primordial formation of major silicates in a protoplanetary disc with homogeneous 26Al/27Al
06/23/20: Dr. Alice Stephant, The Open University
Water in the Moon
06/16/20: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE, ASU
A unified model for hydrogen in the Earth and Moon: No one expects the Theia contribution
06/09/20: Dr. Amy Jurewicz, CMS, ASU
Synergy of cosmochemistry and solar physics: The Genesis solar wind sample return mission
06/02/20: Dr. Lydia Hallis, University of Glasgow
Organics in martian meteorites
05/26/20: Dr. Luke Daly, University of Glasgow
Shock-facilitated aqueous alteration and evidence for two shock events in the Martian nakhlite meteorites
05/19/20: Dr. Emilie Dunham, University of California Los Angeles
ANSMET field season 2019-2020 recap
05/12/20: Dr. Michelle Thompson, Purdue University
Space weathering of astromaterials 
05/05/20: Dr. Ming-Chang Liu, University of California Los Angeles
Aluminum-26 chronology of dust coagulation and early Solar System evolution
04/28/20: Dr. Axel Wittmann, SESE, ASU
Products of shock metamorphism in planetary materials
04/21/20: Dr. Arya Udry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Martian meteorites as windows to the martian interior and the need for returned samples
04/14/20: Dr. Ashley King, Open University, UK
Are CY chondrites samples of the outer Solar System?
04/07/20: Dr. Thijs van Soest, SESE, ASU
UV laser ablation 40Ar/39Ar systematics of Chelyabinsk and Mbale meteorites: Potential implications for the interpretation of step heating 40Ar/39Ar data from shocked meteorites