2022-09-29 | Katarina Miljkovic | Impacts! Rocks from Space Colliding with Planets


WOMEN IN PHYSICS-A national tour initiative by the AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS with support from:


Earth and Atmospheric Science

QUT Planetary Surface Exploration


Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets Presented by Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic

Space Centre and Technology Centre, School of Earth and Planetary Science, Curtin University

Only in the mid-20th century was it confirmed that impact craters are formed by meteorite strikes. Since then many space missions have mapped planetary surfaces and provided data about impact craters. Impacts have played a key role in the evolution of rocky planetary surfaces. Katarina will outline her work on physics behind the impact process. She will advance our understanding of the structure and evolution of the Solar System by using data from NASA’s space mission she collaborates with.


Images credit: Take25TEM, https:feducation.australiascience.tw/cinema 2020 impacts-beyond-the-night-sky



Location: QUT Garden's Point Campus, B Block, Room 124 at 4.30pm
Start Date: 29/09/2022 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 4.30pm
End Date: 29/09/2022
End Time: 5.30pm
Cost: Free
Enquiries: https://www.qut.edu.au/about/faculty-of-science/school-of-earth-and-atmospheric-sciences