The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

December 21, 2009

Chapter on Early Earth Atmosphere

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Bruce Fegley and Laura Schaefer have co-written a chapter on the Earth’s earliest atmospheres with Kevin Zahnle of NASA Ames.  The chapter will appear in a book about the origins of life edited by Dave Deamer and Jack Szostak. A preprint of the chapter is available here.

August 15, 2009

Poster on Planetary Chemistry Laboratory Research

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A new poster, made by Dr. Katharina Lodders, is available here. This poster gives a graphical summary of the research being done in the Planetary Chemistry Laboratory and was prepared for display during the upcoming visit of Professor Gary Wihl the new Dean of Arts and Sciences to the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences on August 17th.

January 16, 2009

Element Discovery – Video

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Dr. Lodders created a movie about the discovery of the elements in the periodic table. It can be viewed at the link.

November 23, 2008

Invited Chapter on Cosmochemistry

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Professor Fegley and Laura Schaefer submitted an invited chapter titled “Cosmochemistry” to the Proceedings of the Kodai School on Synthesis of Elements in Stars, which Professor Fegley attended in May 2008. A preprint of the chapter is available for download here.

May 28, 2008

Visit to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics


Professor Fegley and Dr. Katharina Lodders visited the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, India and presented several talks. Their talks can be downloaded as pdf files by clicking on the files below.

Chemistry in the Atmospheres of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets by Katharina Lodders

Atmospheric Chemistry during the Accretion of Earth-like Exoplanets by Bruce Fegley

Professor Fegley and Dr. Lodders also presented  at the Kodai School on Synthesis of Elements in Stars. Their presentations can be downloaded below:

Abundances of the Elements – Solar, Meteoritic, and Outside the Solar System by Katharina Lodders

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