Dr. Osinski’s research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary in nature, motivated by understanding the evolution of the surface of the Earth and other planetary bodies as well as the origin and evolution of life. His main focus is on understanding impact cratering as a planetary geological process, on the Earth, Moon and Mars. He has conducted fieldwork on 5 continents, including Antarctica, Australasia, and Africa, but the Canadian Arctic is where much of his work takes place.
- Barringer Medal, Meteoritical Society, 2021
- Fellow, Meteoritical Society, 2020
- W. W. Hutchison Medal, Geological Association of Canada, 2018
- Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 2014
Osinski, G. R., Cockell, C. S., Pontefract, A., & Sapers, H. M. (2020). The role of meteorite impacts in the origin of life. Astrobiology, 20(9), 1121-1149. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2019.2203.
Osinski, G. R., Grieve, R. A., Bleacher, J. E., Neish, C. D., Pilles, E. A., & Tornabene, L. L. (2018). Igneous rocks formed by hypervelocity impact. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 353, 25-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.01.015.
Osinski, G. R., Tornabene, L. L., Banerjee, N. R., Cockell, C. S., Flemming, R., Izawa, M. R., … & Southam, G. (2013). Impact-generated hydrothermal systems on Earth and Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 347-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.08.030.
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