A Doodle A Day. Hg in Meteorites & the End of the Dinosaurs

Matthias M.M. Meier is a young cosmochemist / meteoriticist currently working as a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellow at ETH Zurich. His research interests are very wide in scope and include the analysis of noble gases in extraterrestrial materials (He, Ne), the Giant Impact and Hg in meteorites. His current project focuses on the recovery, identification and analysis of extraterrestrial dust from the “Veritas” asteroid break-up event 8 Ma ago in terrestrial sediments.


Matthias gave an inspiring talk yesterday in session 23e: Geochemistry of impacts and nailing down the impactors that was entitled: Hg Isotopes at the K-Pg Boundary. It seems this highly explosive topic has made it to Science magazine’s front page!      (…hum. Really?)


This piece of artwork and many others can be seen and purchased at Nastasia Louveau’s booth on the 3rd floor of the Congress centre.