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Division on Planetary and Solar System Sciences

President: Stephanie C. Werner (ps@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Özgür Karatekin (ozgur.karatekin@oma.be)

The aim of the Planetary & Solar System Sciences Division of the EGU is the promotion of all fields of planetary sciences, ground-based and space mission exploration of the solar system and beyond,  and related models. PS covers papers on both fundamental and applied topics regarding the exploration of the Solar System. The Division, devoted to Science applications in Space, hosts interdisciplinary contributions on the origins and the evolution of the Solar System and the exoplanetary Systems, as well as ideas for future exploration while largely contributing to outreach and educational activities for all audiences.

News

Science Flash

Science Flash competition comes back during EPSC 2017 in Riga! Science_Flash_EPSC2017.png

Principle?: Present your research in 180s with only one slide in a fun and original way!

When?: September 20, 2017

Registration?: Send an e-mail with your name, your institution and the title of your presentation to ruth-sophie.taubner@univie.ac.at

For more details, check the  flyer (337.3 KB)
 

Workshop for early career scientists!

In the framework of a two days workshop entitled "Space Exploration - Pushing the Frontiers", we will create an exhibition on planetary exploration. The exhibition will travel with the participants to be shown at their university/institution. In groups, we will develop different stations of the exhibition concerning the different planetary bodies, the according space missions, the future plans etc. We imagine the exhibition consisting of posters, videos, multimedia and texts, but there is no limit to the creativity of the participants. Share your knowledge in your area of expertise with other young space scientists, and with laymen, children and colleagues.

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When? The weekend before the EGU General Assembly 22/23 April, 2017.

Where? The University of Vienna.

More information and registration here (1.0 MB)

 

Cosmo Paint

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This year at the EGU General Assembly 2017, a drawing contest will be organized for the children staying at the child care.

More information: here (492.8 KB)

Recent awardees

Tim Van Hoolst

Tim Van Hoolst

  • 2019
  • Runcorn-Florensky Medal

The 2019 Runcorn-Florensky Medal is awarded to Tim Van Hoolst for seminal contributions to the geodesy and geophysics of the terrestrial planets and satellites and for leadership in planetary geodesy.


John Carter

John Carter

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to John Carter for his discoveries in Martian surface composition, outstanding research on hydrated minerals with implications for Martian climate, and key developments on the analysis of orbital spectral data.


Bruno Bézard

Bruno Bézard

  • 2018
  • David Bates Medal

The 2018 David Bates Medal is awarded to Bruno Bézard for his pioneering analysis of spectroscopic observations to characterise planetary atmospheres.


Yves Langevin

Yves Langevin

  • 2018
  • Runcorn-Florensky Medal

The 2018 Runcorn-Florensky Medal is awarded to Yves Langevin for his excellent contributions to a number of space missions in which he has played a decisive role from the very beginning.


Daniele Durante

Daniele Durante

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Daniele Durante Determination of Jupiter’s gravity field by Juno

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Animations are a terrific way to engage students and to support public understanding of Earth Sciences. Yet, to make scientific research accessible, visual and fun is not easy. How do animations bring geophysics concepts to life? We asked the expert, Jenda Johnson (IRIS Education and Public Outreach) When it comes to explaining Earth’s processes, animations come to the rescue. Tectonic plates drifting on the asthenosphere, volcanos spewing lava and rubbles from their crater, earthquakes fracturing the crust and propagating till …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The meeting programme for the EGU General Assembly 2019 (7–12 April, Vienna) was published this month. With more than 1000 scientific sessions, debates, short courses and side events, and close to 17,000 abstracts, it promises to be a varied and exciting meeting. If you have not yet registered, please do so by the end of today to get reduced registration rates.

This month the EGU has also issued a response to potential changes to the European Research Council, one of the world’s leading and most respected funders of frontier research, designed and governed by scientists. "Without this close relationship with the research community, the ERC’s ability to support the very best frontier science will be compromised," the statement reads.

The EGU has also announced a new award for Earth, planetary and space science journalism this month. The Angela Croome Award is the newest edition to the EGU awards and medals portfolio, joining the newly renamed Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal, the recently launched Katia and Maurice Krafft Award for geoscience outreach and engagement, and many other prestigious honours.

Last but not the least, we are sad to report that Lily Pereg, Deputy President and Programme Group Chair of the EGU Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division and Executive Editor of the SOIL journal, passed away in January. Read the obituary on the EGU website.

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