Origin of the moon – challenges and prospects

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Please note that this is not an RAS event.

 

Royal Society Satellite meeting organised by Professor David Stevenson FRS and Professor Alex Halliday FRS

Our understanding of the origin of Earth’s moon is challenged by recent isotopic data, simulations of physical processes for giant impacts and evolution of the resulting disk, and new spacecraft studies. This meeting follows on from a Royal Society meeting in London on the same topic by focusing on the unsolved problems and assessing the prospects for future directions of research.

A poster session will be held throughout this meeting alongside the schedule of presentations and discussion.
Confirmed Speakers and Chairs: Professor Francis Albarede, Dr Mahesh Anand, Dr James Day, Professor Hidenori Genda, Dr William Hartmann, Dr Martin Jutzi, Professor Bernard Marty,  Kaveh Pahlevan, Professor David Rubie, Dr Julien Salmon, Professor Richard J Walker, Dr Mark Wieczorek and Professor Jack Wisdom.

Further information from http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/moon-origin-satellite/

Website: http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/moon-origin-satellite/