The late growth history of the terrestrial planets, which include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, is essential for understanding the early evolution and the formation processes of metallic cores, silicate shells, and atmospheres of the terrestrial planets. The scientists working in the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio "Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets" (TRR 170) aim to improve the understanding of the growth of the Earth and its moon and other terrestrial planets for the period between 4.5 and 3.8 billion years ago. To do so, they aim to investigate processes such as late planetary growth and the role of planetary collisions during core formation. Another focus will be on the formation and evolution of magma oceans.
According to the DFG, CRCs facilitate scientifically ambitious, complex, long-term research by concentrating and coordinating the resources available at a university. The CRC program is intended to contribute to the profile formation of the participating universities. Within this context, promoting young scientists and gender equality are also important.
Prof. Dr. Harry Becker, Institute of Geological Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-70668, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org