METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity

The striking diversity of planets, satellites, asteroids and comets in our Solar System is the results of 4,5-billion- year complex evolution that calls for elucidation, all the more since it appears as a unique configuration when compared to other planetary systems.
The last 10 years, new perspectives on the Solar System formation and evolution have emerged thanks to the development of numerical simulations, telescopic observation, space exploration, laboratory experiments and – last but not least – analytical data on meteorites.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together meteorites experts as well as astronomers working on star and planetary formation to unravel physical processes and timescales of planetary formation and evolution within our Solar System and beyond.
The workshop will be the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Meteorite temporary exhibit at the MNHN, which will feature more than 300 specimens of meteorites.

The exhibit

The exhibit


The workshop and the exhibition have been organized with the support of the Scor Corporate Foundation for Science. 

Created in late 2011 by SCOR, the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science is a concrete example of SCOR’s long-term commitment to supporting risk research and the dissemination of risk-related knowledge. This commitment is an integral part of SCOR’s DNA, as illustrated by the Group’s tagline, “The Art & Science of Risk”. Risk is indeed the “raw material” of reinsurance, and SCOR aims to be at the cutting edge of risk expertise and research thanks to its broad network of academic institutions and its support for a large number of disciplines: mathematics, actuarial, physics, chemistry, geophysics, climatology, economics, finance, and so on.The creation of the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science marked a new phase in SCOR’s commitment to scientific disciplines, and beyond this to its contribution to Society, in line with its policy of Corporate Social Responsibility.








An international workshop on meteorites

Muséum National
d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
36 rue Geoffroy St Hilaire
75005 Paris

June 6 – 8th 2018

Matthieu Gounelle
& Mathieu Roskosz

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