DENTON S. EBEL
Chair, Division of Physical Sciences
Curator-in-Charge, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Professor, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Richard Gilder Graduate School, AMNH
Faculty, Masters of Arts in Teaching, RGGS, AMNH
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center of CUNY
Meteorites on Display
Meteorites in 2D + 3D
sulfides + sulfosalts
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Earth and Planetary Sci.
Department of Astrophysics
Education: MAT Program
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I serve as the curator of the AMNH meteorite collection. AMNH affiliates, students,
and I use the collection to understand early solar system processes such as planet formation.
Part of our mission is to make meteorite samples available for research by scientists across the world.
Collections-based research is vital to the exploration of space and a better understanding
of our origins.
Research in meteorites at AMNH focuses on modeling how gas, solid, and melt phases interact at high temperatures and low pressures, to understand the condensation of the first solids, and molten (liquid) rock droplets in the solar system, precursor materials for the planets. We also apply image analysis to 3-dimensional x-ray CT-scans and microscopic 2D elemental maps of meteorites to understand their chemistry and how they are put together. Check these links to see meteorites in a whole new light: TOMOGRAPHY (3D) and PETROGRAPHY (2D).
My research career began with laboratory investigations of how silver, copper, nickel and platinum-group metal ores form in the Earth, to model their thermodynamic properties, and develop predictive tools. See: MAGMATIC SULFIDES and HYDROTHERMAL SULFOSALTS. Today, we are working on the volatile content of explosive silicic magmas in the AMNH experimental petrology lab.
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