Congratulations to UCLA EPSS PhD student Ashley Schoenfeld for doing a radio interview for The Science Show on ABC Radio National! Her segment aired on Friday, April 14th, and included a discussion about her recent research on Enceladus, as well as other fascinating topics.
Read the overview from ABC Radio National below:
PhD student at UCLA Ashley Schoenfeld says geophysics provides an interesting focus for physics and mathematics. She secured a summer internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena and was given the task of preparing a geomorphology map of Saturn’s moon Titan using radar data. This led to interest in the Cassini mission and its discoveries including another of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus. Geysers at the moon’s south pole shoot icy material into space. Enceladus is located within Saturn’s icy E-ring. Cassini has found nano size silica grains within the ring. Ashley has investigated and concluded that hydrothermal alteration at Enceladus’ seafloor could indeed be the source of silica particles in Saturn’s E-ring. Her paper has been published in Communications Earth & Environment, a Nature Research publication.
Listen to her segment here: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/phd-student-publishes-on-source-of-silica-particles-in-saturn-s-/102225656