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Origin of the moon

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Starts:

September
232013

09:00

Ends:

September
242013

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Painting by William K. Hartmann, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Alex Halliday FRS and Professor David Stevenson FRS

Event details

Despite widespread acceptance of the giant impact hypothesis for lunar origin, our understanding continues to be challenged by remarkable new geochemical data, improved simulations and theory, and spacecraft exploration. This will be a timely consideration of our current understanding, how this relates to our Earth and planetary systems and an opportunity to identify the directions of future research.

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Recorded audio of the presentations are now available and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions A

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Schedule of talks

Session 1

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Dr Alessandro Morbidelli, Nice Observatory, France

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Professor David Stevenson FRS, Caltech, USA

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Dr Robin Canup, Southwest Research Institute, USA

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Professor Sarah T Stewart, Harvard University, USA

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Dr William Ward, Southwest Research Institute, USA

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Session 2

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Professor Alberto Saal, Brown University, USA

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Professor Alex Halliday FRS, University of Oxford, UK

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Professor Hugh O'Neill FRS, Australian National University, Australia

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Professor Nicolas Dauphas, University of Chicago, USA

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Dr Rick Carlson, DTM, Carnegie Institution, USA

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Professor H. Jay Melosh, Purdue University, USA

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Professor Jeff Taylor, University of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Professor Norm Sleep, Stanford University, USA

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Dr Sara Russell, Natural History Museum, UK

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Professor Tim Elliott, University of Bristol, UK

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Professor Ian Crawford, Birkbeck College, University of London

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Dr Lindy Elkins-Tanton, DTM, Carnegie Institute, USA

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Professor Maria Zuber, MIT, USA

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Professor Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

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Origin of the moon The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK