from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science of the chemical composition of the universe.
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- n. the science that deals with the creation of the elements, and their isotopic distribution, in the universe; also with the synthesis and reactions of simple molecules in interstellar space
Marvin Herndon was a post-doctoral assistant to Hans Suess and Harold C. Urey in geochemistry and cosmochemistry at the University of California, San Diego.
“The era of cosmochemistry and geochemistry, 1922 – 1935.”
With Harold Urey, he made a fundamental contribution to cosmochemistry with a description of the abundances of elements based on meteorite data (1956).
Professor Taylor received the nation's highest civilian honour for his "outstanding service to science, particularly in the fields of geochemistry and cosmochemistry".
The cosmochemistry research team - which is based in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences - is made up of physicists, chemists and geologists.
The Planets: Their Origin and Development (1952) and helped to develop the field of cosmochemistry or astrochemistry.