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Meet the Innovator: Katarina Miljkovic

  • CORE Innovation Hub FLUX, 191 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

CORE's Meet the Innovator series connects you to innovators in the resources and energy sector, sharing insights about their business, professional journey and global opportunities. It is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the brightest minds in the sector.

In partnership with Space Hub Perth, CORE is pleased to present our guest Innovator for April, Dr Katarina Miljkovic, Early Career Research Fellow, Curtin University.

Planetary scientist Dr Katarina Miljkovic is part of NASA’s Mars InSight Mission to study the crust and interior of the Red Planet, and is the only Australian involved with the project. 

Meet Katarina

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Planetary scientist Dr Katarina Miljkovic is part of NASA’s Mars InSight Mission to study the crust and interior of the Red Planet, and is the only Australian involved with the project. The InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Mission will reveal what lies under the red planet’s surface so that we can understand the formation and evolution of Mars and other rocky planets in our inner solar system, such as Earth. The robotic lander is now on Mars after a successful landing on 26 November 2018. It will be the first thorough check-up Mars has had since it formed 4.5 billion years ago and will measure vital signs such as its pulse (seismology), temperature (heat flow), and reflexes (radio science).

Dr Miljkovic’s role is to understand how small meteoroid bombardment occurs on Mars and what seismic effects it has on the Martian crust, by developing numerical models. Her work will build understanding of the structure of the crust and core of Mars.

Katarina is a planetary scientist with expertise in numerical and experimental impact physics. She is also involved with data analysis from space missions. Katarina's research focuses on understanding of geophysics of planetary bodies, including the Earth, through impact processes, as well as cratering mechanics, and shock physics applied to geologic materials.

This event includes drinks and networking.

- Tickets are $25

- Free for CORE Members
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Earlier Event: March 6
Meet the Innovator: Martin Smith