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Doctoral student in planetary geology

The asteroid Vesta. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

A PhD studentship in planetary geology is hereby announced at the Department of Geology, Lund University (LU), Sweden. The research project is provisionally entitled: Crust, Core and Collision – Unraveling the evolution of differentiated asteroids.

The main aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the formation, collisional evolution and cooling history of large differentiated asteroids, which in turn will give new insights into the evolution of the early Solar System. This will be done through studies of mesosiderites, a group of enigmatic stony-iron meteorites.

Last application day: 31 Dec 2012

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