Friday Night Lecture May 8

  • Cramer Hall 1721 SW Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 United States

Meteorites "Latest Hits"

Meteorite Expert Dr. Alex Ruzicka,  
PSU Geology Dept. 

Dr. Alex Ruzicka is a Professor in the Department of Geology at Portland State University. He has a Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences from University of Arizona.

Dr. Ruzicka’s areas of expertise include Meteorites, Planetary Science, Cosmochemistry, and Geochemistry. His areas of interest also include differentiation in asteroidal bodies, solar nebula processes, and the extent and role of collisions and shock metamorphism in the early solar system.

Image by A. Ruzicka: Chondrule in L-melt (low iron) breccia cross-polarized transmitted light image. Chondrules form as molten or partially molten droplets in space before being accreted to their parent asteroids.