Workshop Purpose

The meeting will present research on primitive meteorites and how results fit into theoretical models of the early solar system. The impact of recent progress in analytics, and of samples returned from asteroidal bodies advances the understanding of the formation of meteorites and their components and ultimately the formation of Earth and other planetary bodies.

The outcome will lead to a Topical Collection in Space Science Reviews. The articles  will be co-published as a volume in Space Science Series of ISSI.

The workshop will address the following ten general themes

  1. What are meteorites telling us about solar system evolution?
  2. How do returned asteroid samples compare with meteorites?
  3. How close are CI chondrite chemical compositions to the Sun?
  4. What are meteorites telling us about nucleosynthesis?
  5. How chemically and isotopically homogeneous was the early Solar System and when was it isolated from the ISM?
  6. What is the cause for depletion of meteorites and planets in volatile elements?
  7. What is the significance of meteorite ages in the context of the evolution of the Solar System? 
  8. Which are the (currently) most likely chondrule formation processes?
  9. When, how and to which extent were primitive meteorites altered?
  10. When, how and to which extent were primitive meteorites altered?



Image Credit: J. Zipfel, Chondrule from desert meteorite DaG 331 with 10 µm in diameter. Image taken with crossed nicols and lambda plate