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Antoine Pommerol (Univ. Berne) : «Experimenting in the laboratory with icy analogues for Solar System surfaces»

Thursday 13 June 2019, 13:00 - 14:00
by Mickaël BONNIN

The Planetary Ice Laboratory has been in constant development at the University of Bern since 2010. The main objective of this facility is to characterize experimentally the reflectance of icy planetary and cometary analogues to better interpret quantitatively the remote-sensing and in-situ data returned by various missions. Beside reflectance, we also look at some other physical properties of the samples such as thermal and mechanical properties to better understand a wide range of processes relevant for the surface evolution of planets, satellites and small bodies. We have also recently started investigating the question of planetary formation by looking at the case of icy pebbles in the outer part of proto-planetary disks. In this presentation, I will review our past activities and highlight some of the most important results obtained so far and present our plans for the future.

Location : Amphithéâtre du bâtiment 4