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Frédéric Moynier elected 2022 Fellow of the Meteoritical Society

Frédéric Moynier elected 2022 Fellow of the Meteoritical Society

Publication date: 20/06/2022

Awards and Distinctions, Institute Life, Press, Research

Frédéric Moynier, a professor at Université Paris Cité working in the cosmochemistry, astrophysics and experimental geophysics team at the IPGP, has been elected a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society in recognition of his work on extraterrestrial samples. This honour is reserved for 1% of the members of the Meteoritical Society every even-numbered year.

Frédéric Moynier conducts research into isotopic geo-cosmochemistry, from the study of the origin of the solar system to the formation and differentiation of the Earth, Moon and Mars. He highlighted a difference in isotopic composition between the Moon and the Earth, providing the first chemical evidence of the Moon’s formation by a giant impact, changing our understanding of planetary formation. He also opened up isotopic geochemistry to the medical sciences by discovering that Alzheimer’s disease altered the isotopic composition of metals in the brain, opening up new perspectives in the understanding of the disease.

About the Meteoritical Society

The Meteoritical Society is a not-for-profit scientific organisation founded in 1933 to promote research and education in planetary science. The main objective is to better understand the origins of the solar system by studying meteorites and other extraterrestrial material from space missions.

The organisation, which lists all known meteorites in its Meteoritical Bulletin, is made up of over 1,000 scientists and amateurs from all over the world. It publishes one of the leading international planetary science journals, Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

 

For more information: https://meteoritical.org/

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