Lecture Theatre 1, UTAS Physics Building, Sandy Bay, 7000Summary:
What can Mars craters tell us about planetary crusts, origin of meteorites, resources and habitability?'
- Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovi
This lecture is part of the 21st Australian Space Research Conference and is a joint event with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Join Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic from Curtin University as she delivers the lecture titled 'What can Mars craters tell us about planetary crusts, origin of meteorites, resources and habitability?'
Only in the mid-20th century was it confirmed that impact craters are formed by meteorite strikes. Many space missions have mapped planetary surfaces and provided detailed data about impact craters. While we only have about 200 confirmed impact structures on Earth, there are millions of craters identified on Mars, the Moon and other rocky surfaces in the Solar System. Impacts have played a key role in the evolution of rocky planetary surfaces, including origin on meteorites. Katarina will outline her work on physics behind the impact process. In this lecture, this will be specifically applied on Mars, and how impact craters on Mars tell a story about its crustal structure and evolution, origin of Martian meteorites, Mars' resource potential, past and present habitability.
About the Speaker
Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic joined Curtin University in 2015 under a Curtin Research Fellowship. Prior to joining Curtin, she graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2006 in astrophysics and obtained her PhD from the Open University in the UK in 2010. She has held postdoctoral roles at MIT in USA, IPGP in Paris, and Imperial College London in the UK. Assoc Prof Miljkovic has won several competitive awards, including an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship, an Australian L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship, a WA Tall Poppy Young Scientist of the Year award and Women in Physics lectureship by the Australian Institute of Physics. She is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and she teaches in the Advanced Science course.
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