ERC Research Project
"Accretion and Early Differentiation of the
Earth and Terrestrial Planets"

European Research Council Advanced Grant
(Contract Number 290568) 2012-2018


Research activities fall into the following categories:

  • Development of new accretion models, starting especially from the "Grand Tack" model of Walsh et al. (2011, Nature 475, 206-209).
  • Experimental studies of the partitioning of a range of elements between liquid Fe and liquid silicate up to 100 GPa and 4000 K.
  • Development of models of the thermal evolution of accreting bodies.
  • Integration of accretion models, thermal evolution models and core formation models.