PS Planetary and Solar System Sciences
The 2013 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Wladimir Neumann for the poster/PICO entitled:
Compaction and possible differentiation of asteroid 21 Lutetia (Neumann, W.; Breuer, D.; Spohn, T.)
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Wladimir Neumann is a PhD student at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, in close cooperation with the Institute of Planetary Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. His supervisors are Tilman Spohn (WWU Münster, DLR) and Doris Breuer (DLR). Additionally he is engaged as an adjunct professor (lecturer) at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin. He studied Mathematics and Physics at the Humboldt University Berlin and at the Imperial College London and obtained his Diploma of Mathematics at the Humboldt University. After one year of engagement as an actuary in a consulting company he started PhD study at the DLR and is a member of the DFG priority programme “The first 10 Million Years of the Solar System – a Planetary Materials Approach” and of the Helmholtz Alliance “Planetary Evolution and Life”. His current research is focused on the numerical investigations of the thermal and structural evolution of planetesimals in the early Solar system and on the implications for the asteroid belt members. The awarded poster presents possible internal structures of Lutetia in agreement with the observations of the Rosetta mission and with a particular regard to the existence of an iron-rich core.