Cosmochemistry at Goldschmidt 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the cosmochemistry symposium Session 1a “The Solar System and its Stellar Environment” of the Goldschmidt Conference 2014 to be held in Sacramento, CA from June 8-13, 2014 (

Please submit your abstract until February 8th, your participation would be highly appreciated. 

The abstract submission and registration pages for Goldschmidt2014 are now all live. Abstract submission will remain open until February 8th, and early registration will end on April 8th.

Session highlights:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Andrew Westphal, University of California, Berkeley will talk about the first collected and analyzed modern interstellar dust (ISPE).

Invited speakers:
Dr. Christine Floss, Washington University, St. Louis.
Dr. Haolan Tang, University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, Arizona State University, Tempe.

*Session 1a summary “The Solar System and its Stellar Environment”*

One of the major motivations of cosmochemical studies is to improve our understanding of the origins and stellar sources of the solar system.

This can be achieved through the study of the elemental and isotopic compositions of solar system materials, and comparisons with predictions of astrophysical models. For this session we invite such contributions.

This includes studies of nucleosynthetic anomalies in solar system materials, including presolar grains and other separates, bulk meteorites, interstellar and interplanetary dust particles, cometary and asteroidal dust. This call for abstracts also includes studies of galactic chemical evolution, stellar nucleosynthesis and mixing relevant to solar system origins and investigations of short-lived radioactivities in solar system materials.


Forms for registering for Goldschmidt 2014 are now open. Delegates may obtain a lower registration rate by being a member of the Geochemical Society, European Association of Geochemistry, the Geochemical Society of Japan or the American Geophysical Union (GS, EAG, GSJ or AGU); note that membership should be valid at the time of the conference. To rejoin one of the societies, please visit the GSEAG or GSJ websites. Delegates choosing the non-member rate for Goldschmidt2014 will be given membership of the Geochemical Society for the remainder of 2014 and all 2015. Membership of the EAG or GS will include a subscription to Elements magazine and EAG membership will also include a subscription to Geochemical Perspectives.

Best wishes,

Liping Qin

Philipp Heck

Session Convenors “The Solar System and its Stellar Environment”, Goldschmidt 2014, Sacramento, CA.