DTM Scientists Attend the Origins of Solar Systems Gordon Research Conference in Massachusetts

Gordon Research 2017

This month, incoming, current and former DTM scientists attended the Origins of Solar Systems Gordon Research Conference (GRC) held on June 18 to 23, 2017, at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

DTM staff scientist Larry Nittler served as vice chair of the conference. Attendance included DTM staff scientists Alycia Weinberger and Conel Alexander, as well as postdocs Jessica Arnold, My Riebe, and Myriam Telus

Incoming, current, and former DTM scientists attended the Origins of Solar Systems Gordon Research Conference on June 18-23, 2017 at Mount Holyoke College. From left to right: Meredith MacGregor (incoming postdoc),  Jaehan Bae (incoming postdoc), Jessica Arnold, Fred Ciesla (former postdoc), Conel Alexander, My Riebe, Brad Foley (former postdoc), Hannah Jang-Condell (former postdoc), Larry Nittler, Myriam Telus, Alycia Weinberger, Steve Desch (former postdoc), Joel Kastner (former Tuve fellow). Photo courtesy of Larry Nittler, DTM.

This bi-yearly conference aims to bring together “a diverse group of scientists to discuss research at the frontier of understanding how planets and planetary systems form.” Discussions at this year's meeting focused on how the Earth and its analogs received their inventory of volatile compounds that make them habitable. 

Weinberger presented a talk the first day titled, "Astronomical Constraints on Planet Formation." She also co-led a GRC "Power Hour," an informal gathering intended to help address the challenges women face in science and support their professional growth by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.

Other attendees associated with DTM included Meredith MacGregor (incoming postdoc), Jaehan Bae (incoming postdoc), Fred Ciesla (former postdoc), Brad Foley (former postdoc), Hannah Jang-Condell (former postdoc), Steve Desch (former postdoc), and Joel Kastner (former Tuve fellow). 

Following an election, Weinberger was voted to be the next vice-chair for the next conferences in 2019 and 2021.

June 26, 2017

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