Sarah Stewart’s research group investigates the formation and evolution of planetary bodies. Our primary techniques are shock wave experiments to measure material properties and numerical simulations of planetary processes. We tackle a broad range of problems in planetary science by focusing on understanding the feedbacks between physical processes and changes in material properties.

UC Davis Shock Compression Laboratory under construction.


K isotopes differ for Earth and Moon

September 16th, 2016|Comments Off on K isotopes differ for Earth and Moon

Kun Wang and Stein Jacobsen's new paper "Potassium isotopic evidence for a high-energy giant impact origin of the Moon", published online in Nature, supports the idea that the Moon condensed from a highly vaporized Earth [...]

We’re in the new lab!

July 17th, 2016|Comments Off on We’re in the new lab!

Our lab has moved from Harvard to UC Davis!

Congratulations, Erik!

May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Congratulations, Erik!

Erik Davies has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his proposed research on the "Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Large Impacts." Congrats!

Lab Job Opening

May 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Lab Job Opening

Junior Specialist in the Shock Compression Laboratory We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist with laboratory research investigating the response of geophysical materials to extreme pressures and temperatures.

Congrats, Erik!

March 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Congrats, Erik!

Congratulations to graduate student Erik Davies for passing his qualifying exam!

New Stewart Group YouTube Video Stream

March 15th, 2016|Comments Off on New Stewart Group YouTube Video Stream

Check it out: Stewart Group Videos

Check out the Stewart Group YouTube Video Stream

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