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Roth Antoine, Dr.

Volatiles in the solar system, ETH Zürich, Inst. f. Geochemie und Petrologie
PostDoc
8092 Zürich
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Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“He who thinks little, errs much” (Leonardo da Vinci)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I study the micro-distribution of noble gases in meteorites and synthetic rocks to trace the evolution of the volatile elements during planet formation.

How did you get into this research/work field?
My enthusiasm for the early Earth, the Archaean rocks, and the meteorites.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
The discovery of extraterrestrial life.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
PlanetS will enable me to interact with experts from other disciplines such as the astronomers.

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