Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry
Previously, the Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry met regularly for seminars given by members or visitors, and to discuss recent journal articles in cosmochemistry and related fields. For more information, contact the C3 Director, Andrew Davis.

Location: Goldsmith room, HGS 176
Time: Thursdays 12:30 pm unless otherwise noted


Feb 22, 2019
Seminar: Daven Quinn, Caltech: "The error structure of remotely-sensed geological orientation measurements and their application to structural studies of Mars" (Thu 12:00 pm)

Sep 17-18, 2018
Robert Clayton Memorial Symposium

Jul 13, 2018
Seminar: Chris Ormel, University of Amsterdam, "Formation of the TRAPPIST-1 System" (1:00 pm)

Apr 11, 2018
Seminar: Rhonda Stroud, US Naval Research Laboratory, "Picoastronomy: An electron microscopist's view of the history of the Solar System" (Wed 3:00 pm)

Mar 29, 2018
Seminar: Jun Tsuchiya, Ehime University, "First principles investigation of hydrous phases in the Earth's deep interior"

Mar 28, 2018
Seminar: Rainer Wieler, ETH Zurich, "Does the noble gas record in meteorites provide evidence for an irradiation by energetic particles from the early sun? A review of old, new and very new data" (Wed 11:00; lunch served afterward)

Mar 15, 2018
LPSC practice talks

Mar 1, 2018
Seminar: Vikram Dwarkadas, University of Chicago, "Investigating a Stellar Wind Origin for High 26Al and Low 60Fe in the Early Solar System"

Feb 22, 2018
Seminar: Justin Hu, University of Chicago, "NRIXS study in equilibrium fractionation of europium in minerals and synthesized glass: exploration of new proxy for redox conditions in nature"

Feb 1, 2018
Discussion leader: Richard Lyons, University of Chicago

Jan 25, 2018
Seminar: Mihkel Kama, Cambridge University, "Unravelling the story of volatile elements through disks into planets"

Jan 18, 2018
Seminar: Ruslan Mendybaev, University of Chicago, "Evaporation of CAI-like melts in vacuum and low-pressure hydrogen: Similarities and differences"

Jan 11, 2018
Seminar: Sarah Aarons, University of Chicago, "Geochemical evidence of West Antarctic Ice Sheet instability during the previous interglacial period: Insights from mineral dust"

Nov 30, 2017
Seminar: Andy Heard, University of Chicago, "Mass fractionation laws for iron isotopes in Archean sedimentary rocks"

Nov 16, 2017
Discussion leader: Gerry Olack, University of Chicago

Nov 2, 2017
Seminar: Nicole Nie, University of Chicago, "Iron isotope tracing the formation of hematite spherules in Hawaii (a terrestrial analogue of Martian blueberries)"

Oct 26, 2017
Discussion leader: Jennika Greer, University of Chicago

Oct 3, 2017
Seminar: Gregor Golabek, University of Bayreuth, "Laboratory and numerical experiments on pallasite formation" (Tue 1:00 pm)

May 4, 2017
Seminar: Kevin McKeegan, University of California Los Angeles, "Lunar zircons and the age of the moon"

Apr 20, 2017
Seminar: Céline Defouilloy, University of Wisconsin, "Origin of crystalline silicates from Comet 81P/Wild 2: Combined study on their oxygen isotopes and mineral chemistry"

Apr 13, 2017
Discussion leader: Krysten Villalon, University of Chicago

Apr 6, 2017
Seminar: Kaustubh Hakim, University of Amsterdam, "A laboratory approach to probe the mineralogy of carbon-enriched rocky exoplanets"

Mar 16, 2017
LPSC practice talks

Mar 9, 2017
Seminar: Levke Kööp, University of Chicago, "Evidence for irradiation in CAI minerals: About the early active Sun, presolar origins, regolith and meteoroids"

Mar 2, 2017
Discussion leader: Mohit Melwani Daswani, University of Chicago, "Water in the Tissint martian meteorite: Help Mohit understand where it's coming from"

Feb 23, 2017
Seminar: Matouš Ptácek, University of Chicago, "On compressible multiphase flow dynamics, volcanoes, and drinking champagne: A Magmaficent Cambridge Tale"

Feb 16, 2017
Seminar: Edwin Kite, University of Chicago, "Recent advances in understanding river-forming climates on Mars"

Feb 9, 2017
Seminar: Tim Bowling, University of Chicago, "Giant impacts and the interior structure of Ceres"

Feb 2, 2017
Discussion leader: Jennika Greer, University of Chicago

Jan 26, 2017
Seminar: Steve Simon, University of Chicago, "Pristine and nearly pristine chondrites: What they are, and what we can learn from them"

Jan 19, 2017
Seminar: Sebastiaan Krijt, University of Chicago, "Interpreting observations of (warm) water in protoplanetary disks"

Jan 12, 2017
Seminar: Bethany Chidester, University of Chicago, "Heat Producing Elements and the Energy Budget of Earth's Core"

Dec 8, 2016
Seminar: Patrick Boehnke, University of Chicago, "Illusory late heavy bombardments"

Dec 1, 2016
Seminar: Nicolas Greber, University of Chicago, "Re-evaluating the chemical evolution of the continental crust based on fluid immobile isotope and element systematics"

Nov 17, 2016
Seminar: Nicole Nie, University of Chicago, "Isotope fractionation during Fe photo-oxidation: Implications for early Earth and Mars"

July 21, 2016
M.S. Seminar: Chris Kelly, University of Chicago, "Search for live 244Pu in Lunar Regolith" (1:00 pm)

May 25, 2016
Seminar: Michael Velbel, Michigan State University, "Fate and transport of solutes in asteroidal aquifers -or- Mineral chemistry tells us what was in the water on the parent body/bodies of CM carbonaceous chondrites" (Wed 12:00 pm at Field Museum)

April 28, 2016
Seminar: János Kodolányi, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, "NanoSIMS and TEM investigation of SiC grains of supernova origin"

Mar 17, 2016
LPSC practice talks

Feb 25, 2016
Discussion leader: Chris Kelly, University of Chicago

Feb 16, 2016
Seminar: Daniel Stolper, Princeton University, "A Pleistocene ice-core record of atmospheric O2 concentrations" (Tue 3:00 pm)

Feb 11, 2016
Seminar: Reto Trappitsch, University of Chicago, "Simultaneous iron and nickel isotope analyses with CHILI"

Jan 28, 2016
Seminar: Mohit Melwani Daswani, University of Chicago, "Martian chlorides"

Dec 9, 2015
Seminar: Guillaume Avice, Université de Lorraine, "Evolution of the atmosphere and the mantle through time" (Wed 3:00 pm)

Nov 19, 2015
Seminar: Sebastiaan Krijt, University of Chicago, "From grains to planetesimals"

Nov 12, 2015
Seminar: Shogo Tachibana, Hokkaido University, "Evaporation and condensation experiments in the laboratory"

Nov 5, 2015
Discussion leader: Rich Lyons, University of Chicago

Oct 22, 2015
Discussion leader: Tim Bowling, University of Chicago

Oct 8, 2015
Discussion leader: Nicolas Greber, University of Chicago

Mar 11, 2015
LPSC practice talks

Mar 4, 2015
Discussion leader: Chris Kelly, University of Chicago

Feb 25, 2015
Discussion leader: Fred Ciesla, University of Chicago

Feb 18, 2015
Seminar: Surya Rout, Field Museum, "Correlated Electron Microscopy and Atom Probe Tomography of Iron Meteorites — Studying Asteroid Core Formation at a New Scale"

Feb 11, 2015
Seminar: Philipp Heck, Field Museum, "New presolar exposure ages of presolar SiC grains"

Feb 4, 2015
Seminar: Rebecca Fischer, University of Chicago, "Petrology of metal-rich systems with applications to Earth's core"

Jan 21, 2015
Seminar: James Holstein, Field Museum, "Spinel Group Minerals in Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrites (L3.1, 3.4, 3.7): Preliminary Data for Classification of Fossil Meteorites"

Jan 14, 2015
Seminar: Frank Richter, University of Chicago, "The Thermal History and Geologic Setting of the Martian Nakhlite Meteorites"