Miss Helena Bates
PhD Student MeteoritesDepartment: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
I am unravelling the history of an unusual group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that are believed to be similar to a certain group of water bearing asteroids; two of which are the targets of a JAXA sample return mission and a NASA sample return mission, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx. I want to compare the meteorites we have here on Earth to these asteroids, by using spectroscopic techniques, in order to say something about asteroid evolution.
MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 - 2016
Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International Foundation, Oak Brook, United States, 2018 - 2019.
Bates HC, King AJ, Donaldson Hanna KL, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2020) Linking mineralogy and spectroscopy of highly aqueously altered CM and CI carbonaceous chondrites in preparation for primitive asteroid sample return. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (1) : 77 - 101. doi: 10.1111/maps.13411
King AJ, Bates HC, Krietsch D, Busemann H, Clay PL, Schofield PF, Russell SS (2019) The Yamato-type (CY) carbonaceous chondrite group: Analogues for the surface of asteroid Ryugu?. Geochemistry, 79 (4) : 125531 - 125531. doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2019.08.003
Shah J, Bates HC, Muxworthy AR, Hezel DC, Russell SS, Genge MJ (2017) Long-lived magnetism on chondrite parent bodies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 475 : 106 - 118. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.035
Career Development Award, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, United States,
Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,