As a part of the meeting Impacts in Planetary Systems in Lund May 15-17, 2017, the participants were invited to a mingle session “Evening with Champagne and Hydrofluoric Acid at the Astrogeobiology Laboratory”
Among the ca. 70 minglers most were astronomers, but all with a great interest, not only in the champagne and good cheese that was served, but also our peculiar way of doing astronomy by dissolving ancient sedimentary rocks in acids.
Our lab was visited by several of the leaders in research on the evolution of the solar system and the asteroid belt based on space-based astronomical data. This opened up for many interesting discussions and much cross-disciplinary transferal of knowledge.
Note that the participants were not allowed to bring champagne or cheese into the acid laboratories!
Download the Full programme of the Impacts in the Planetary Systems meeting. programme-v1.5.2
The text books on earth system history by Steven have been an important source of inspiration for the research that we now pursue at the Astrogeobiology Laboratory.
On August 4, Steven gave a much appreciated informal seminar for a small, invited group. We received the perhaps final answer on a question that millions of people have asked: Why does T-rex have so short arms?