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AMNH Interview with Dr. Cartwright about the Sylacauga Meteorite

The Alabama Museum of Natural History here on campus at UA houses the famous Sylacauga meteorite – also known as the “Hodges” meteorite. This meteorite famously injured Mrs. Hodges as it came through the roof of her house in the town of Sylacauga, in 1954. Here, Assistant Professor Dr. Julia Cartwright talks about the meteorite

Virtual Honors Day!

Virtual Honors Day and Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00 PM Congratulations to all our award recipients and graduates! Download PDF Version Undergraduate Honors Recipients   Graduate Honors Recipients Graduating Students Undergraduate Students Graduate Students  

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Determining the onset of the terrestrial geodynamo is fundamental in our understanding of the formation of a habitable Earth.  Due to the lack of a >4 Ga rock record, detrital Hadean zircons may hold clues into the presence of a geodynamo on early Earth.  However, these new results suggest that none of the nearly 4000

Dr. Alain Plattner awarded NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award

Dr. Alain Plattner was named to the inaugural class of NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award recipients as one out of six researchers nation-wide. This highly competitive award will fund the development of a planetary magnetic-fields research group that will serve as a pathway for talented students in the Alabama / Mississippi region towards careers in

Dr. Julia Cartwright’s New NASA Grant Research Profiled

Dr. Julia Cartwright’s research being conducted under a recent NASA grant is profiled in the UA News article, “UA Research Looks to Asteroid Belt for Clues on Early Solar System.” The project is focused on analyzing the geochemistry of meteorites to better understand the origin of the solar system, particularly an event known as the

Ph.D. candidate Christine Bassett selected for a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Christine Bassett was announced as a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss fellowship finalist. She will travel to Washington DC in October to be paired with a participating agency. Once paired, she will work with that agency for one year, starting in early 2020, applying science toward public policy.  These are highly competitive fellowships, with only a