21-23 October 2019
Conference center of the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies
Europe/Prague timezone

Old Truths and new Views on the Formation and Evolution of the Earth

22 Oct 2019, 11:30
30m
Room 319 (3rd floor) (Conference center of the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies)

Room 319 (3rd floor)

Conference center of the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies

Novotného lávka 5, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Speaker

Dr Christoph Burkhardt (Institut für Planetologie WWU Münster)

Description

Significant progress has been made in our understanding of Earth’s formation, composition, and dynamical evolution, however, many first-order problems remain to be solved. In this overview talk I will recap our current view on Earth’s history, from the collapse of the solar system’s parental molecular cloud core to the emergence of a habitable planet. Along the way I will introduce key concepts of cosmo- and geochemistry and present novel (analytical) approaches that may allow to tackle some of the major open questions.

Primary author

Dr Christoph Burkhardt (Institut für Planetologie WWU Münster)

Presentation Materials