From Starlight to Stardust

The McDonnell Center for Space Sciences recently hosted these fantastic panel discussion on current problems in astrochemistry, cosmochemsitry, and the formation of planetary systems. The recording is available on youtube here.

Amari Wins H. C. Urey Award

Congratulations Sachiko! This is awesome for many reasons, but maybe the top 3 are:

  1. Recognition for Sachiko’s lifetime of seminal work in cosmochemistry.
  2. Both Sachiko and Urey worked at U Chicago, a powerhouse in this field almost on par with Wash U.
  3. An award named after Urey is very prestigious, as his scientific career was truly exceptional. Lots of amazing stuff here, including a high level of productivity 40+ years after winning the Nobel Prize for discovering deuterium, and asking for a one-way trip to the Moon ( “I will go, and I don’t care if I don’t come back.”). The man lived and breathed science. His life story is inspiring.