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Mojzsis, Stephen J Professor

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  • Application of stable-, radiogenic isotope and trace element geochemistry in mineral chemistry and metamorphic petrology with specific focus on the documentation of ancient protoliths and to unlocking records of atmosphere-ocean-crust interactions over geologic time.

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  • stable-, radiogenic isotope and trace element geochemistry, mineral chemistry, metamorphic petrology, geochronology, crustal evolution, secondary ion mass spectrometry, cosmochemistry, meteorites

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  • ASTR 2040 - The Search for Life in the Universe
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces the scientific basis for the possible existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Includes origin and evolution of life on Earth and the search for evidence of life in our solar system, including Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa. Discusses the conditions necessary for life and whether they might arise on planets around other stars. Credit only for this course or ASTR 3300. Same as GEOL 2040.
  • ASTR 4330 - Cosmochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Investigates chemical and isotopic data to understand the composition of the solar system: emphasis on the physical conditions in various objects, time scales for change, chemical and nuclear processes leading to change, observational constraints, and various models that attempt to describe the chemical state and history of cosmological objects in general and the early solar system in particular. Department enforced prerequisite: upper-division undergraduate standing in physical science and upper-division undergraduate chemistry or physics or math courses. Same as ASTR 5330 and GEOL 4330 and GEOL 5330.
  • ASTR 5330 - Cosmochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Investigates chemical and isotopic data to understand the composition of the solar system: emphasis on the physical conditions in various objects, time scales for change, chemical and nuclear processes leading to change, observational constraints, and various models that attempt to describe the chemical state and history of cosmological objects in general and the early solar system in particular. Department enforced prerequisite: graduate standing in physical science and graduate chemistry or physics or math courses. Same as ASTR 4330 and GEOL 4330 and GEOL 5330.
  • ASTR 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ATOC 5830 and GEOL 5830.
  • ATOC 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary. Same as ASTR 5830 and GEOL 5830.
  • GEOL 2040 - The Search for Life in the Universe
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces the scientific basis for the possible existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Includes origin and evolution of life on Earth and the search for evidence of life in our solar system, including Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa. Discusses the conditions necessary for life and whether they might arise on planets around other stars. Same as ASTR 2040.
  • GEOL 4150 - Planetary Field Geology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides an overview of the geology, age and origins of the solid (rocky) planets, dwarf planets and moons of our solar system and the processes that form them from comparative studies from comparative geology. Includes modules on volcanism, rifting, aeolian processes, fluvial erosion, impacts, climate change and paleontology. Same as GEOL 5150.
  • GEOL 4330 - Cosmochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Investigates chemical and isotopic data to understand the composition of the solar system: emphasis on the physical conditions in various objects, time scales for change, chemical and nuclear processes leading to change, observational constraints, and various models that attempt to describe the chemical state and history of cosmological objects in general and the early solar system in particular. Department enforced prerequisite: upper-division undergraduate standing in physical science and upper-division undergraduate chemistry or physics or math courses. Same as GEOL 5330 and ASTR 4330 and ASTR 5330.
  • GEOL 5150 - Planetary Field Geology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Provides an overview of the geology, age and origins of the solid (rocky) planets, dwarf planets and moons of our solar system and the processes that form them from comparative studies from comparative geology. Includes modules on volcanism, rifting, aeolian processes, fluvial erosion, impacts, climate change and paleontology. Same as GEOL 4150.
  • GEOL 5330 - Cosmochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Investigates chemical and isotopic data to understand the composition of the solar system: emphasis on the physical conditions in various objects, time scales for change, chemical and nuclear processes leading to change, observational constraints, and various models that attempt to describe the chemical state and history of cosmological objects in general and the early solar system in particular. Department enforced prerequisite: graduate standing in physical science and graduate chemistry or physics or math courses. Same as GEOL 4330 and ASTR 4330 and ASTR 5330.
  • GEOL 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. Department enforced prerequisite: restricted to graduate students in the physical sciences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary. Same as ATOC 5830 and ASTR 5830.

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