About Us

This blog reflects the research interests of the Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochemistry Group at the University of Manchester.  In our laboratories we study samples from comets, interstellar dust, interplanetary dust, Mars, the moon and asteroids to understand how the Earth and the Solar System were formed, how they evolved and became what we see today.  We study the Earth and its chemistry to understand how it works, its mantle, crust, oceans and how we change it.  We want to share and discuss what we find with everyone.

The blog is for sharing science and what we and other research groups discover as we do science in real time.  Discussion, questioning and enquiry are good, but politics, and opinion that can’t be backed up by published scientific work are strictly off-limits and will be removed.

If you wish to reproduce material from this blog please request our permission in advance, and ensure that both the blog and the author of the particular post you are reproducing material from are appropriately credited, including a link to the original post.

(Header image courtesy of NASA.)

About Sarah Crowther

I'm a Post Doc in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. I study xenon isotope ratios using the RELAX mass spectrometer, to try to learn more about the origins and evolution of our solar system. I look at a wide range of samples from solar wind returned by NASA's Genesis mission to zircons (some of the oldest known terrestrial rocks), from meteorites to presolar grains.
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5 Responses to About Us

  1. I’ve taken the liberty of planning a republication of your latest post A Busy Week, due out on Learning from Dogs on the 5th. It’s being republished verbatim with just an introduction from me. Please shout if this is not acceptable and the item will be removed.

  2. Pingback: Postscript to the memory of Neil Armstrong « Learning from Dogs

  3. Your own blog post, “About Us | Earth & Solar System” was indeed well worth
    commenting down here in the comment section! Just wished
    to point out you actually did a good work. Thanks -Terry

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