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Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies
Year Started: 
2010
Introduction: 

Philipp R. Heck is the Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. He is also a member of the Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry based at the University of Chicago.

As the curator in charge and head of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Philipp R. Heck oversees the collection of meteorites, the largest meteorite collection housed at a private research institution. Other responsibilities include the curation of the gem, mineral, rock and economic geology collections.