Differentiation Conference: Abstract Deadline March 1

The abstract deadline for Differentiation: Building the Internal Architecture of Planets is March 1. The focus of this conference is on understanding the physical and chemical conditions associated with the formation of crusts, cores, atmospheres, and oceans on both rocky and volatile-rich bodies. We seek input from many types of studies, including petrologic, isotopic, trace element, and paleo-magnetic analyses of samples, geophysical probes of planetary interiors, and experimental and numerical simulations. There will be an optional, pre-conference field trip to an anorthosite complex in the San Gabriel Mountains on May 7. The conference will consist of 3.5 days of presentations and discussion, May 8-11, ending by noon on May 11.

Abstracts are limited to ONE page and should be submitted via the conference website, www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/differentiation2018/.  Some travel support will be available for early career individuals and should also be applied for via the conference website.

For additional information, contact the lead conference convener, Walter Kiefer (kiefer@lpi.usra.edu).