Published articles

  1. The structure of terrestrial bodies: Impact heating, corotation limits and synestias
    Lock, S. J. and S. T. Stewart. JGR: Planets, 122, pp 950-982, doi:10.1002/2016JE005239, 2017. ArXiv preprint
  2. Tidal evolution of the Moon from a high-obliquity, high-angular-momentum Earth
    Ćuk, M., D. Hamilton, Lock, S. J. and S. T. Stewart. Nature 539, pp402-406, doi:10.1038/nature19846, 2016.

In progress

  1. The origin of the Moon within a terrestrial synestia
    Lock, S. J., S. T. Stewart, M. I. Petaev, Z. M. Leinhardt, M. T. Mace, S. B. Jacobsen and M. Ćuk. JGR: Planets, in review.

  2. The last stage of Earth's formation: Increasing the pressure.
    Lock, S. J., S. T. Stewart and S. Mukhopadhyay. In prep.

  3. Atmospheric loss by giant impacts: A stochastic process in planet formation
    Lock, S. J., S. T. Stewart and S. Mukhopadhyay. In prep.

  4. Mars as a remnant planetary embryo that survived the giant impact phase
    E. V. Quintana, T. Barclay, S. J. Lock, S. T. Stewart, J. E. Chambers, J. J. Lissauer. In prep.

Other publications

  1. A new theory of how the Moon formed.
    Lock, S. J. Scientific American, 2017.

Selected conference proceedings

  1. A new model for lunar origin: Equilibration with Earth beyond the hot spin stability limit
    Lock, S. J., S. T. Stewart, M. I. Petaev, Z. M. Leinhardt, M. T. Mace, S. B. Jacobsen and M. Ćuk. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 47, Abs. 2881, 2016
  2. A hot spin stability limit for terrestrial planets
    Lock, S. J. and S. T. Stewart. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 47, Abs. 2856, 2016
  3. Lunar origin beyond the hot spin stability limit: Stable isotopic fractionation
    Huang, S., M. I. Petaev, W. Wang, S. J. Lock, Z. Wu, S. T. Stewart and S. B. Jacobsen. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 47, Abs. 2261, 2016
  4. Partial atmospheric loss and partial mantle melting during the giant impact stage of planet formation
    Stewart, S. T., S. J. Lock and S. Mukhopadhyay. AGU Fall Meeting, Abs. P44A-06, 2014
  5. Was the atmosphere lost during the Moon-forming giant impact?
    Lock, S. J., S. T. Stewart and S. Mukhopadhyay. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 45, Abs. 2843, 2014
  6. Atmospheric loss and volatile fractionation during giant impacts
    Stewart, S. T., S. J. Lock and S. Mukhopadhyay. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 45, Abs. 2869, 2014
  7. Atmospheric loss during high angular momentum giant impacts
    Lock, S. J. and S. T. Stewart. Lunar & Planet. Sci. Conf. 44, Abs. 2608, 2013

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