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Timothy Swindle

Director, Department Head

Cosmochemistry, Lunar Studies, Small Bodies, Theoretical Astrophysics

Dr. Swindle has spent most of his career using measurements of the noble gases in extraterrestrial materials (lunar samples and meteorites) to study the evolution of the solar system. Past research projects have included performing Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of shocked lunar samples and meteorites, to study the timing of impacts in the inner Solar system; using I-129, and its decay product Xe-129, to study the timing of the formation of the earliest solids in the solar nebula; and working on developing techniques to use instruments on spacecraft to measure ages of planetary surfaces in situ. He is also active in working to develop new mission concepts.

View LPL Evening Lecture from October 30, 2013, The Status of Searches for Martians on the 75th Anniversary of "The War of the Worlds"

View College of Science Lecture from February 23, 2015, Searching for Life in the Solar System

Ph.D., 1986, Washington University

Years with LPL: 1986 to present

Current Grants

  • Arizona Space Grant Consortium: NASA Space Grant
  • In Situ Geochronology for the Next Decade

Current Spacecraft Involvement

Former Students

  • Sky Beard, 2018 (Ph.D. PTYS)
  • Kristin Block, 2011 (M.S. PTYS)
  • John Weirich, 2011 (Ph.D. PTYS)
  • Barbara Cohen, 2000 (Ph.D. PTYS)
  • Michael Burkland, 1998 (Ph.D. Physics)

Former Postdocs

  • Don Musselwhite
  • John Weirich

 

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: T. D. Swindle

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2017 through 2019

Niihara, T., Beard, S. P., Swindle, T. D., Schaffer, L. A., Miyamoto, H., Kring, D. A. Evidence for multiple 4.0-3.7 Ga impact events within the Apollo 16 collection 2019M&PS...54..675N

Beaty, D. W., Grady, M. M., McSween, H. Y., Sefton-Nash, E., Carrier, B. L., Altieri, F., Amelin, Y., Ammannito, E., Anand, M., Benning, L. G., Bishop, J. L., Borg, L. E., Boucher, D., Brucato, J. R., Busemann, H., Campbell, K. A., Czaja, A. D., Debaille, V., Des Marais, D. J., Dixon, M., Ehlmann, B. L., Farmer, J. D., Fernandez-Remolar, D. C., Filiberto, J., Fogarty, J., Glavin, D. P., Goreva, Y. S., Hallis, L. J., Harrington, A. D., Hausrath, E. M., Herd, C. D. K., Horgan, B., Humayun, M., Kleine, T., Kleinhenz, J., Mackelprang, R., Mangold, N., Mayhew, L. E., McCoy, J. T., McCubbin, F. M., McLennan, S. M., Moser, D. E., Moynier, F., Mustard, J. F., Niles, P. B., Ori, G. G., Raulin, F., Rettberg, P., Rucker, M. A., Schmitz, N., Schwenzer, S. P., Sephton, M. A., Shaheen, R., Sharp, Z. D., Shuster, D. L., SiljeströM, S., Smith, C. L., Spry, J. A., Steele, A., Swindle, T. D., Ten Kate, I. L., Tosca, N. J., Usui, T., van Kranendonk, M. J., Wadhwa, M., Weiss, B. P., Werner, S. C., Westall, F., Wheeler, R. M., Zipfel, J., Zorzano, M. P. The potential science and engineering value of samples delivered to Earth by Mars sample return 2019M&PS...54S...3B

International MSR Objectives, Samples Team (iMOST), Beaty, D. W., Grady, M. M., McSween, H. Y., Sefton-Nash, E., Carrier, B. L., Altieri, F., Amelin, Y., Ammannito, E., Anand, M., Benning, L. G., Bishop, J. L., Borg, L. E., Boucher, D., Brucato, J. R., Busemann, H., Campbell, K. A., Czaja, A. D., Debaille, V., Des Marais, D. J., Dixon, M., Ehlmann, B. L., Farmer, J. D., Fernandez-Remolar, D. C., Filiberto, J., Fogarty, J., Glavin, D. P., Goreva, Y. S., Hallis, L. J., Harrington, A. D., Hausrath, E. M., Herd, C. D. K., Horgan, B., Humanyun, M., Kleine, T., Kleinhenz, J., Mackelprang, R., Mangold, N., Mayhew, L. E., McCoy, J. T., McCubbin, F. M., McLennan, S. M., Moser, D. E., Moynier, F., Mustard, J. F., Niles, P. B., Ori, G. G., Raulin, F., Rettberg, P., Rucker, M. A., Schmitz, N., Schwenzer, S. P., Sephton, M. A., Shaheen, R., Sharp, Z. D., Schuster, D. L., Siljestrom, S., Smith, C. L., Spry, J. A., Steele, A., Swindle, T. D., Ten Kate, I. L., Tosca, N. J., Usui, T., van Kranendonk, M. J., Wadhwa, M., Weiss, B. P., Werner, S. C., Westall, F., Wheeler, R. M., Zipfel, J., Zorzano, M. P. The potential science and engineering value of samples delivered to Earth by Mars sample return 2019M&PS...54..667L

U. Ott, T. D. Swindle, and S. P. Schwenzer (2017) Noble gases in Martian meteorites: Budget, sources, sinks, and processes. In Volatiles in the Martian Crust (J. Filiberto and S. P. Schwenzer, eds.; Elsevier), pp. 35-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804191-8.00003-9

Beard, S. P., Swindle, T. D. Search for evidence of source event grouping among ureilites 2017M&PS...52.2343B

Swindle, T. D. Book Review: In search of stardust: Amazing micrometeorites and their terrestrial imposters, by Jon Larsen. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Voyageur Press, 2017, 152 p., hardcover (ISBN-13: 978-0760352649, ISBN-10: 076035264X). 2017M&PS...52.2285S

Zega, T. J., Massani, B. B., Chang, Y. J., Domanik, K., Nebesny, K., Wallace, P., Armstrong, N. R., Corral, E., Lauretta, D. S., Swindle, T. D., Wang, W., Howe, J. Y., Hanawa, A., Inada, H.  A New Core Facility For Electron And Ion Microscopy At The University Of Arizona 2017MiMic..23S..64Z

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