Motivation: The Earth is a great place to live, but how can we constrain Earth's birth and the processes that have modified it over the last ~4.5 billion years? Rocks and their constituents act as windows into the history of our planet. As an avid petrological detective and isotope geochemist I unravel these rocky stories.
Events: 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. July 29th to August 2nd 2013. (Local organising committee member). Abstracts - author index. Summary - meeting report.