Materials of the Universe Workshop
April 24-26, 2019
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) of the Sloan foundation
Arizona State University
Everett Shock, Alex Navrotsky, Hilairy Hartnett and Dan Shim.
“Materials of the Universe” is a unifying and transcending theme that connects planetary science and space exploration with the modern research methodologies of materials science and engineering. Its concomitant objectives are to examine and predict the complex chemistries of diverse exoplanets using modern and emergent tools of materials science, while discovering new robust materials for applications in space exploration.
The “Materials of the Universe” workshop provides an opportunity to examine and define grand questions and grand challenges in the combined fields of materials research and planetary science for the coming decade. It seeks to reveal new and unanticipated questions about the constitution of the universe, that can best be answered by the collective knowledge and imagination of astrophysicists and exoplanetary scientists, geochemists and materials scientists, quantum mechanical and macroscale theorists, and large-scale mission planners and project engineers. It also seeks to identify new computational and experimental research tools that will enable and accelerate progress towards progress in meeting these goals. The desired outcomes of this workshop will be the establishment of a new STEM community, from which mid- and large-scale collaborations and proposals will emerge.
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