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An artist's impression of a baby star still surrounded by a protoplanetary disc in which planets are forming.

Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada 

How did the Solar System originate and evolve?

Formation timescales and chronology | Chemical composition of the solar nebula | Conditions of formation of the first solids (Ca-, Al-rich inclusions) | Origin of Chondrules |

Hello there! I'm glad you are here. Welcome!


I'm Supratim and I am curious about everything in this world and beyond! On this site, you can learn about my interests and my past and present research work. 


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in cosmochemistry at the University of California, Davis. I have completed my Bachelor's & Master’s degree in Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.


My research interest is in isotope cosmochemistry and meteoritics. I study things which are literally out of this world! They are extraterrestrial materials like meteorites and cosmic dust which hold clues about the origin and evolution of the solar system. I am specifically interested in knowing more about the processes occurring in the early solar system. The slideshow above lists some of the exciting questions I would like to help answer through my research over the course of my lifetime.

Supratim Dey
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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Planetary Genealogy

Early Solar System Evolution

Planetary Differentiation

Early Solar System Chronology


2017 - Present

University of California, Davis

Isotope Cosmochemistry (Ph.D. pre-candidate)

2012 - 2017

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Geological Technology (Integrated M.Tech.)

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