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SPS Seminar - TEMPus VoLA: Timed Epstein Multi-Pressure-vessel at Low Accelerations, a multi-disciplinary experimental endeavour.

Dates
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

When:  Thursday 23 September at 14.00

Where:  Microsoft Teams - Online

Speaker:  Jean-David Bodénan (Zurich)

Hosted by: Alexander Barrett

Abstract:

Understanding the behaviour of dust particles in the early Solar System is essential to understand how it evolved from a rotating cloud of dust and gas to the planetary system we know today. We designed the Timed Epstein Multi-Pressure-vessel at Low Accelerations (TEMPus VoLA) as three experiments to be carried out at low pressure in microgravity. With these experiments, we aim to better understand essential properties of dust in such an environment. In this presentation, we will show how a multi-disciplinary team of researchers were involved in the design and preparatory work, how the mission has been carried out, and share some of the early results that were obtained by our team.

Bio:

I got my masters in Oceanic Geosciences in France in 2011, where I started working on meteorites during two internships. Afterwards, I moved to Milton Keynes for my PhD, studying O isotopes in refractory inclusions and their rims. In 2015, after completing my PhD, I moved on to doing my first Postdoc in Mainz (Germany). I continued working on refractory inclusions, especially the most refractory ones containing hibonite. In 2017, I started a new position as a NCCR (National Center for Competence in Research) PlanetS (pronounce the s as the letter itself “es”) postdoc fellow, working at the boundary between astrophysics and cosmochemistry, allowing me to work on several very interesting projects, including TEMPus VoLA.

 

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