How can we determine the age of a meteorite, or even the Solar System? How can we unravel the processes that formed Earth and the rest of the Solar System from the primordial dust cloud? The presence, or absence, of particular elements and isotopes in meteorites and their components, and the physics and chemistry of those elements, provides abundant clues to what happened in those first few million years.
Ulster Museum Palaeontologist Dr Mike Simms is also one of the UK's foremost experts on meteorites and will explain all in this lecture which is bound to provide a fascinating account of what we can learn from rocks from space!
This lecture will as usual be in the Bell Lecture theatre, Physics building, main QUB Campus.
The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. Venue: the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m.
Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.