TRR 170 Summer School 2018

Origin of the Earth-Moon System”

(June 25-28, 2018)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

19:00 – 21:00  
Icebreaker, Burg Reichenstein                                                           

 

Monday, June 25, 2018

1. Basics

09:00 - 09:40
Introduction to the Earth’s Moon: rocks, magmatism, 
concepts, terminology.
(Paul Warren)
09:40 - 10:20
Introduction to the Earth’s Moon: Geophysical basics 
and constraints. 
(Julien Salmon)
10:20 – 10:45
Coffee break
 
10:45 - 11:15
Comparison of the chemical composition of the Moon 
and the Earth.  
(Paul Warren)
11:15 - 11:45
Stable isotopes I basics:  source tracers and mass-
independent isotope variations.
(Thorsten Kleine)
11:45 - 12:00
Discussion I & additional questions
(Speakers)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:15
Stable isotopes II basics:  tracers of mass-dependent 
isotope fractionation processes. 
(Paul Savage)
14:15 - 15:00
Noble gas tutorial: He, Ne, Xe in the Earth. 
(Rainer Wieler)
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee break
 
15:15 - 16:00
Review - volatile element abundances and isotopic 
fractionation in Earth and Moon. 
(Anne Peslier & 
Harry Becker)

16:00 - 16:15
Discussion II & additional questions.                             
(Speakers)
 
 
 
18:30 - 20:00
Dinner
                     

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2. Lunar formation models in the light of geochemical and geophysical constraints

09:00 - 09:45
Review of Moon-forming impact scenarios. 
(Julien Salmon)
09:45 - 10:10
Lunar volatile depletion and mass-dependent isotope fractionation.
(Paul Savage)
10:10 – 10:30
Post-impact lunar formation models.
(Julien Salmon)
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
 
11:00 - 11:20
Constraints on lunar formation from nucleosynthetic anomalies.
(Thorsten Kleine) 
11:20 – 11:30
Discussion III: Summary of constraints on giant impact models      
(Kai Wünnemann & 
Speakers)
11:30 - 12:00
Lunar magma ocean – review of basics.              
(Doris Breuer)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
                   
 

3. Lunar magma ocean processes and age constraints

13:30 - 14:15
Review -  long-lived isotopes and ages of lunar magmatic rocks. 
(Richard Carlson)
14:15 - 15:00
Review - lunar 142Nd constraints and Lu-Hf model ages.  
(Alan Brandon)
15:00 - 15:15 
Coffee break
 
15:15 - 16:00 
Lunar magma ocean constraints from convection and mineral physics 
models.
(Sabrina Schwinger) 
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion IV: Lunar magma ocean, chronology and secondary 
magmatism.
(Speakers)
 
 
 
18:30 - 22:00
Barbecue in the Castle’s Courtyard.
 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

4. Core formation on Earth and Moon and early evolution of redox states

09:00 - 09:45
Review - accretion & core formation models Earth/Moon. 
(Francis Nimmo)   
09:45 - 10:30
Review  – chemical aspects of core formation.
(Esther Posner) 
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee break
 
10:45 - 11.15
Hf-W constraints on core formation. 
(Thomas Kruijer & 
Francis Nimmo)
11:15 - 11:30
Discussion V: Core formation models and processes.                  
(Speakers) 

 5. The role of late accretion

11:30 - 12:00
Review – late accretion.
(Harry Becker)     
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:00
Hf-W constraints on late accretion and lunar formation models.      
(Thomas Kruijer) 

 6. Terrestrial magma ocean

14:00 - 14:45
Review - constraints on Earth’s final magma ocean.
(Esther Posner)    
14:45 - 15:00
Coffee break
 
15:00 - 15:45
Hf-W and 142Nd constraints from terrestrial rocks.
(Richard Walker)
15:45 - 16:00
Discussion VI: Late accretion & terrestrial magma ocean.            
(Speakers)
 
 
 
18:30- 20:00
Dinner
 

 
Thursday, June 28, 2018  

7. Disk evolution and its influence on Earth-Moon composition

09:00 - 09:45
Celestial mechanics perspective on building materials and accretion.
(André Izidoro)   
09:45 - 11:00
Final Discussion VII: Brief summary/review of major constraints,
issues and controversies including influence of the giant impact 
and late accretion on lunar structure, composition and chronometry. 
(All participants)
     
  Summer School ends.