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Seminar: Dr. Denton Ebel – Am. Museum of Nat. History
October 1, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-CH’s Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences is proud to host a guest seminar by Dr. Denton Ebel . This event is scheduled for Friday, October 1st, at 12:30 pm. This seminar is in person and will be broadcasted live online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 994 3817 3742).
Presenter Affiliation: Division Chair and Curator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History ; Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School
Title: Meteoritic Evidence: Origins of Planets and their Oceans
Abstract: Dr. Denton Ebel, curator at the American Museum of Natural History, will review the most recent meteorite sample-based research that addresses the origins and compositions of the terrestrial planets including their oceans. He will discuss what “chondrites” are, what minerals condense from a hot disk around a star, planetary differentiation and volatile depletion, and other hot topics in planetary science. The lecture will be a “crash course in meteoritics” for geologists and astrophysicists alike.