Materials of the Universe

A paradigm shift in understanding the universe

The Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe (MotU) unites cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science and exploration, mineralogy and petrology, materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology to address grand questions of the complex chemistries and evolution of planets. MotU attracts and inspires scientists across all STEM fields as it synergistically applies materials research methods and explores alien and extreme conditions and environments with the expectation of discovering new, useful materials and understanding the formation and evolution of planets. Materials of the Universe brings together researchers and engineers to form cross-disciplinary research teams to expedite humanity’s next steps in the universe. Science fiction morphs into science and evolves into technology.


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