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Published: August 7, 2012

New website for the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies

Philipp Heck, Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies and Head, Robert A. Pritzker Center, Integrative Research Center

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies' mission is to enhance our knowledge of nature through rigorous scientific studies in meteoritics, the planetary sciences and polar studies.

"The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies' mission is to enhance our knowledge of nature through rigorous scientific studies in meteoritics, the planetary sciences and polar studies.

One of the main goals of the Center is to curate one of the world's largest meteorite collections and to provide the scientific community with samples for high quality scientific research. The Center strives to maintain a balance between serving current research needs and preserving the collection for the future generations.

The Center is engaged in educational outreach to the public, to educators at all levels, and to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels."

 

Please check out our new site at meteorites.fieldmuseum.org


Philipp Heck

Philipp R. Heck is the Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. He is also an Associate Professor (part time) at the University of Chicago's Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the College, and a member of the Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry.

As the curator in charge and head of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Philipp R. Heck oversees the collection of meteorites, the largest meteorite collection housed at a private research institution. Other responsibilities include the curation of the gem, mineral, rock and economic geology collections.