Alison Hunt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Alison Hunt
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW D 78.1
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 46 43
Fax+41 44 632 11 79
DepartmentEarth Sciences

651-4227-00LPlanetary Geochemistry3 credits2GM. Schönbächler, H. Busemann, A. Hunt
AbstractFormation and evolution of the solar system from a geochemical perspective
ObjectiveTo understand the formation and evolution of the solar system and its planets from a geochemical perspective
ContentThe Sun and solid objects in the solar system (planets, comets, asteroids, meteorites, interplanetary dust) are discussed from a geochemical perspective. What does their present-day composition tell us about the origin, formation and evolution of the solar system? The lectures introduce the basics of the terrestrial and giant planets, comets and asteroids, gained from modern space missions and the study of extraterrestrial materials. The chemical and isotopic composition of meteorites, being the most primitive material available for study, is a further major topic.
Lecture notesavailable electronically