Published on January 24, 2008
Slide1: Randall S. Perry Senior Research Investigator and US Royal Society Fellow, Imperial College University of London Impacts and Astromaterials Research Centre Earth Sciences and Engineering Imperial College, University of London South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ UK Research Scientist Planetary Science Institute Recent Publications : Recent Publications - Randall S. Perry, Nicola McLoughlin, Bridget Y. Lynne, Mark Sephton, Joan Oliver, Carole C. Perry, Kathleen Campbell, Michael H. Engel, Jack D. Farmer, Martin D. Brasier, James T. Staley, “Defining biominerals and organominerals: direct and indirect indicators of life?”, in press Sedimentary Geology - Randall S. Perry, Mark Sephton, 2007, “Baking Black Opal in the Desert Sun”, 2007, Geology, Forum, 103, p. 106–113. - Randall S. Perry, Bridget Lynne, Carole C. Perry, Mark Sephton, Vera M. Kolb, James T. Staley, 2006, “Baking Black Opal in the Desert Sun”, Geology, 34, 537-540 - Randall S. Perry and Mark A. Sephton, 2006, “Desert varnish – an environmental recorder on Earth and a target material for Mars Sample Return”, Astronomy and Geophysics 47, 4, 34-35 - Bridget Y. Lynne, Kathleen A. Campbell, Randall S. Perry, P.R.L. Browne, J. N. Moore, 2006, “Acceleration of sinter diagenesis in an active fumarole, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand”, Geology vol. 34, 9, 749–752 - Randall S. Perry and William K. Hartmann, “Mars primordial crust: Unique sites for investigating proto-biologic properties”, 2006, Origin of Life and Evolution of Biospheres vol. 36, 5-6, 533-540 - Joan Oliver and Randall S. Perry, “Definitely life but not definitively”, 2006, Origin of Life and Evolution of Biospheres vol. 36, 5-6, 515-521 - Randall S. Perry and Mark A. Sephton, 2006, “Varnished with a trace- a ‘Meteorwrong’ that could be right for a Mars sample return mission”, Meteorite, Vol. 12, No. 4, 30-31 - Nicola McLoughlin, Martin Brasier, David Wacey, Owen R. Green, Randall S. Perry, “Establishing Biogenicity Criteria for Endolithic Microborings on Early Earth and Beyond” , 2006, Astrobiology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 110-126 - Randall S. Perry and Bridget Y. Lynne, “Siliceous deposits in extreme environments”, submitted to Quaternary Research Jr. - Mark A. Sephton, Randall S. Perry, Richard B. Hoover, “Thiophenes as indicators of aqueous alteration in carbonaceous meteorites” 2006, SPIE 6309, Mission for Astrobiology IX, 35-43 - Mark A. Sephton, Stephen Self, Alexander B. Verchovsky, Monica M. Grady, Randall S. Perry, Michael H. Engel and Ian Wright, “Carbon isotopic gradients in the Martian crust: implications for past or present life on Mars”, 2006, SPIE 6309, Mission for Astrobiology IX, 52-61 - Mike H. Engel and Randall S. Perry, “Amino acids as probes for ancient life in the solar system”, 2006, SPIE 6309, Mission for Astrobiology IX, 78-87 Presentations/Interviews : Presentations/Interviews Inteview BBC’s Digital Planet, Imperial College Magazine Podcasts, March 2007, “Rocks on mars and what they could tell us about life on Earth”, available as PDF http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/pls/portallive/docs/1/18757697.PDF, or as an interview http://www.imperial.ac.uk/podcasts/ImpSciMagApril.mp3 - Olendzenski, L., Gotta, E., Sardella, A., O’Connell, E., Dodsworth, J., Sogin, M., Staley, J., and Perry, R., “tRFLP and RNA sequence analysis of desert varnish organisms from Mojave Desert, CA”, ASM, Toronto, 2007 - Randall S. Perry, Bridget Y. Lynne and Mark A. Sephton, “Life’s signals preserved in siliceous rock deposits from extreme Earth (Mars?) environments” , 6th European Workshop on Astrobiology Lyon, France 2006 on Astrobiology, Lyon, 2006 Current projects 00000: Current projects 00000 Organic geochemistry of meteorites, organic geochemistry and stable isotope geochemistry of the Permian/Triassic, Triassic/Jurassic and the “Clovis Extinction” mass extinction… Geochemical biogenicity of micro-fossils in 3.6 billion year old sediments in western Australia… Hot-spring silica organic systems particularly high altitude thermal areas in Chile where silica coats living bacteria… Other slightly more esoteric areas --- the philosophy of defining life and what can be used from knowledge gained to practical applications in the search for living organisms or past life on planets. Slide5: Outreach Projects United Kingdom-European Space Settlement Design Competition Spring 2008 Sponsored by Imperial College and The Royal Society http://www.uksdc.org.uk Chair Randall S. Perry Slide6: Randall S. Perry Senior Research Investigator and US Royal Society Fellow, Imperial College University of London Impacts and Astromaterials Research Centre Earth Sciences and Engineering Imperial College, University of London South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ UK Research Scientist Planetary Science Institute Thank you !!!