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2022 BCMS Virtual Seminar Series

The BCMS Virtual Seminar Series is organized by Dr. Jemma Davidson. Please email Dr. Davidson to recommend speakers, to volunteer for upcoming speaker opportunities, or to be added to the mailing list.
Talks take place every other Wednesday at 12 pm AZ time via Zoom. 


01/26: Dr. Tom Sharp, SESE, ASU
Topic: Formation, preservation and destruction of high-pressure minerals in shocked meteorites: P-T paths and shock classification.
02/09: Dr. Ashley King, Natural History Museum London, UK
Topic: CM chondrites.
02/23: Dr. My Riebe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Topic: Flash-heating experiments to simulate effects of atmospheric entry on IDPs.
03/23: LPSC round-up
04/06: Dr. Romy Hanna, UT Austin
Topic: Fine-grained rims in CM chondrites.
04/20: John Christoph, SESE, ASU
Topic: To be confirmed.
05/04: BCMS speaker
Topic: To be confirmed.


12/01: Dr. Julia Cartwright, University of Alabama
Topic: To be confirmed.
11/17: Dr. Clara Maurel, MIT
Topic: Meteorite evidence for partial differentiation and protracted accretion of planetesimals.
11/03: Dr. Martin Suttle, Natural History Museum London, UK
Topic: The Yamato-type (CY) chondrites, accretionary processes, alteration history and their relationship to other chondrite groups.

10/27: Dr. Henner Busemann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Topic: Noble gases in primitive chondrites, their carriers and the effects of parent body processing.

10/06: Dr. Scott Waitukaitis, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Topic: Rabbits, dust devils, volcanoes, planets: Mysteries and consequences of granular tribocharging.
09/29: Dr. Devin Schrader, CMS, ASU
Topic: The Renazzo-like (CR) chondrites: A window into the early Solar System
09/08: Dr. Chris McDonald, SESE, ASU
Topic: NWA 7034: A 40Ar/39Ar ultraviolet laser ablation microprobe study and implication for the evolution of the martian regolith
08/25: Dara Laczniak, Purdue University
Topic: Understanding the evolution of airless body surfaces through laboratory simulations of space weathering.
05/18: Dr. Laurence Garvie, CMS/SESE, ASU
Topic to be confirmed
05/04: Dr. Queenie Chan, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Topic: Extraterrestrial organics
04/20: Dr. Jess Barnes, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
Topic: Planetary volatiles
04/13: Dr. Ryan Ogliore, Washington University St Louis, Missouri, USA
Cosmic symplectite recorded irradiation by nearby massive stars in the Solar System's parent molecular cloud

04/06: Dr. Aki Takigawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Topic: Presolar grains


03/23: Post-LPSC round up
Discussion of virtual LPSC 2021


03/09: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE, ASU
Topic to be confirmed

OFF SCHEDULE 03/04: Dr. Myriam Telus, UC Santa Cruz, California, USA
Meteorites as analogs for planetesimals in extrasolar systems
02/23: Dr. Jim Lyons, SESE, ASU
Topic to be confirmed
02/09: Dr. Yves Marrocchi, CRPG-CNRS, Nancy, France
Timescales and conditions of formation of the first solids of the solar system

01/26: Dr. Prajkta Mane, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Texas, USA
Isotopic and microstructural analysis of CAIs

12/01: Round Table Discussion
Writing a good proposal
11/17: Dr. Peng Ni, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Topic: Heavy iron isotope composition of iron meteorites explained by core crystallization
11/03: Dr. Julie Castillo-Rogez, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Future exploration of dwarf planet Ceres, an astrobiological target discovered by the Dawn mission
10/20: 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: Dr. Maitrayee Bose, SESE, ASU
Nucleosynthesis and Mixing Processes in Stellar Explosions through Stardust Investigations
09/22: Round Table Discussion
Publishing in Science: Ethics and Etiquette Part II
09/08: Round Table Discussion
Publishing in Science: Ethics and Etiquette Part I
08/25: Dr. Nan Liu, Washington University
AGB stars and their dust grains in the Solar System
08/11: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE
The short-lived radionuclides were inherited from our molecular cloud
07/28: Amanda Ostwald, University of Nevada Las Vegas
The nakhlite and chassignite connection, and implications for martian magmatic diversity
07/14: Dr. Roger Fu, Harvard University
Understanding magnetism in the protoplanetary disk with high-resolution paleomagnetism
07/07: Dr. Tim Gregory, British Geologic Survey/University of Bristol
Primordial formation of major silicates in a protoplanetary disc with homogeneous 26Al/27Al
06/23: Dr. Alice Stephant, The Open University
Water in the Moon
06/16: Dr. Steve Desch, SESE, ASU
A unified model for hydrogen in the Earth and Moon: No one expects the Theia contribution
06/09: Dr. Amy Jurewicz, CMS, ASU
Synergy of cosmochemistry and solar physics: The Genesis solar wind sample return mission
06/02: Dr. Lydia Hallis, University of Glasgow
Organics in martian meteorites
05/26: Dr. Luke Daly, University of Glasgow
Shock-facilitated aqueous alteration and evidence for two shock events in the Martian nakhlite meteorites
05/19: Dr. Emilie Dunham, University of California Los Angeles
ANSMET field season 2019-2020 recap
05/12: Dr. Michelle Thompson, Purdue University
Space weathering of astromaterials 
05/05: Dr. Ming-Chang Liu, University of California Los Angeles
Aluminum-26 chronology of dust coagulation and early Solar System evolution
04/28: Dr. Axel Wittmann, SESE, ASU
Products of shock metamorphism in planetary materials
04/21: Dr. Arya Udry, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Martian meteorites as windows to the martian interior and the need for returned samples
04/14: Dr. Ashley King, Open University, UK
Are CY chondrites samples of the outer solar system?
04/07: 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