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John Joly Memorial Lecture 2014 and Ian Sanders retirement

September 2014

John Joly Memorial Lecture 2014 - Edward Scott, University of Hawai’i - Giant impacts in the early solar system: evidence from meteorites

The terrestrial planets formed by the accretion of smaller bodies over many million years. Meteorites, which are fragments of asteroids, contain evidence that the accretion of planets from smaller bodies was a messy process that involved numerous giant impacts. The asteroids are not building blocks for forming planets but construction debris from these impacts.

Thursday 16 October 2014
5.00 pm
Schrodinger Lecture Theatre,
Fitzgerald Building, Physics, Trinity College, Dublin followed by reception in the Fitzgerald Library

This event not only honours the work of the geologist John Joly (1857-1933), but also celebrates the considerable contributions made to College and the geological community by Ian Sanders, Associate Professor of Geology who retired at the end of the last academic year.  It is appropriate that the lecture is being delivered by Edward Scott who is a research collaborator, and more significantly a long-standing friend of Ian’s since their post-graduate days. More about Ian Sanders can be found here