Materials of the Universe

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Materials of the Universe

A paradigm shift in understanding the universe

 

The big idea: Materials of the Universe

Materials of the Universe will bring together scientists 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.

Materials of the Universe will lead to new fundamental understanding of planet formation and their ability to support life.

The discoveries in Materials of the Universe will, in turn, inform materials science, where finding a new material with the right properties represents the bottleneck for any innovation.

Materials of the Universe will break down traditional disciplinary boundaries and have far reaching impacts on STEM education.

Investment in Materials of the Universe promises to expand our view of the universe and of possibilities for new materials and technologies inspired by materials under extreme conditions beyond Earth.

The activities needed to meet the Materials of the Universe challenge will transcend the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines and naturally transform STEM education.

By crossing disciplinary boundaries, Materials of the Universe will naturally enable problem-based teaching in science education at many levels, preparing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to sustain our nation’s prosperity.

Given our anticipated future in space exploration, this is an extremely opportune time to initiate Materials of the Universe.

Materials of the Universe Workshop

April 24-26, 2019

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Supported by:
the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) of the Sloan foundation
&
Arizona State University

Organizers:
Everett Shock, Alex Navrotsky, Hilairy Hartnett and Dan Shim.

More information

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ASU’s research drivers

  

Alex Navrotsky

Space Exploration

Dan Shim
SESE

Hilairy Hartnett
SMS & SESE

Everett Shock
SMS & SESE

Steven Desch
SESE

Patrick Young
SESE

James Tyburczy
SESE

Evgenya Shkolnik
SESE

Richard Hervig
SESE

Thomas Sharp
SESE

 

Molecular & Materials Science, Engineering

William Petuskey
SMS

Don Seo
SMS

Andrew Chizmeshya
SMS

Ian Gould
(SMS)

Scott Sayres
SMS

Arunima Singh
Physics

Michael Treacy
Physics

Antia Sanchez Botana
Physics

Qing Hua Wang
SEMTE

 

Materials of the Universe Workshop

April 24-26, 2019
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Supported by:
the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) of the Sloan foundation
&
Arizona State University
Organizers:
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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