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.

Possible sessions
• The properties of protoplanetary dust as observed by telescopes and in the matrix of primitive chondrites.
• The nature and significance of the cosmochemical presolar heritage.
• The thermal, aqueous and irradiation processes at work before and during planetary accretions.
• The early differentiation of asteroids, planetesimals and planets.

The exhibit

The exhibit




An international workshop on meteorites

Muséum National
d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
57 Rue Cuvier
75005 Paris

June 6 – 8th 2018

Matthieu Gounelle
& Mathieu Roskosz

Important dates
Declaration of interest: Now
Abstract submission:
March 6th
Program: April 6th

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of interest

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