The Asteroid-Meteorite Connection Workshop

April 21st-22nd, 2016


The Asteroid-Meteorite Connection

A UCLA Institute for Planets and Exoplanets Workshop

New spectrographic observations of asteroids hint at complex internal structures. Advances in geochemistry and cosmochemistry suggest complicated geological histories of meteorite parent bodies. This workshop will strive to reconcile observations of asteroids and comets with detailed geochemical and cosmochemical data for meteorites with the goal of achieving a more complete understanding of the formation and evolution of planetesimals in the early solar system.

The workshop will bring together geochemists, planetary scientists and astronomers to discuss this ‘asteroid-meteorite’ connection.

Presentations will include invited and contributed talks interspersed with extended discussion periods. The workshop will be held on the UCLA campus in the Cypress Room on the lower level of the UCLA Faculty Center on April 21st-22nd, 2016. Stay tuned for a full program.

Invited Speaker Lineup

Julie Castillo-Rogez Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Asteroid-Meteorite Connection: Where does Ceres fit?
Michael Zolensky NASA Johnson Space Center Filling in the Gaps: Xenoliths in Meteorites are Samples of  “Missing” Asteroid Lithologies
Julia de Leon Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Primitive asteroids and carbonaceous chondrites: mapping primitive materials in the inner Solar System
Matthieu Gounelle Institut universitaire de France Is the Orgueil meteorite cometary?


Conference Schedule:

First Announcement: December 21st, 2015

Second Announcement: January 13th, 2016

Abstract Deadline: March 10th, 2016

Presentation Notifications: March 17th, 2016

Final Program: April 1st, 2016

Registration Deadline: April 15th, 2016

Workshop: April 21st-22nd, 2016