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Applied Physics Group
Meteorites


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The word meteorite inspires fear and curiosity in the population. Several movies have shown them as carriers of catastrophes and disasters, but not everybody is afraid of them. They are fascinating objects full of information studied by hundreds of scientists around the world.
This seminar will show the techniques used to analyze their composition, their history and also the trace that they have let in our planet and in other planets. We will see the RAMAN spectroscopy method, the mathematical models for simulating the impact of meteorites, and many other techniques.


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