From January 25-27, 2013 the Annual Presolar Grains Workshop was held in Chicago. At this informal gathering cosmochemists and astrophysicists met and talked about how the study of presolar grains can help improve our understanding of how stars work. The successful meeting was held with talks at the University of Chicago, a dinner at the Field Museum and tours through the labs and collection of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. Below are some photos of the reception night at the University of Chicago with a tour of the new instrument CHILI (Chicago Instrument for Laser Ionization) and the appropriately chosen accompanying chili tasting competition.
See our Facebook photo gallery of the event.