Planetary Sciences and Meteoritics

The study of the origin and history of the solar system, planets and natural satellites, interplanetary dust and interstellar medium, lunar samples, meteors, and meteorites, asteroids, comets, craters, and tektites.



Associate Professor


Assistant Professor

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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Scripps Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory (SIGL)
Specializing in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances, and petrology. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.
Planetary Experimental Petrology Laboratory (PEPL)
Studies the interior of planets, specifically terrestrial bodies like Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury.

Recent Publications

Barnes, J. J.; McCubbin, F. M.; Santos, A. R.; Day, J. M. D.; Boyce, J. W.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Ott, U.; Franchi, I. A.; Messenger, S.; Anand, M.; Agee, C. B.
Barnes, Jessica J.; McCubbin, Francis M.; Santos, Alison R.; Day, James M. D.; Boyce, Jeremy W.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Ott, Ulrich; Franchi, Ian A.; Messenger, Scott; Anand, Mahesh; Agee, Carl B.