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Patterns in the Void (Credit: Christian Klepp, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

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Division on Planetary and Solar System Sciences
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Division on Planetary and Solar System Sciences

President: Stephen Mojzsis (ps@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Anezina Solomonidou (anezina.solomonidou@hsc.gov.gr)

The aim of the Planetary & Solar System Sciences (PS) Division 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.

Recent awardees

Tristan Guillot

Tristan Guillot

  • 2023
  • Runcorn-Florensky Medal

The 2023 Runcorn-Florensky Medal is awarded to Tristan Guillot for fundamental contributions to the study of the formation, interior and atmosphere of giant planets and exoplanets, and for his inspirational leadership across multiple fields in planetary sciences.


Tim Lichtenberg

Tim Lichtenberg

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Tim Lichtenberg for outstanding research in cosmochemistry and planet formation, with emphasis on volatile cycling between atmospheres and planetary interiors, and especially with regard to magma oceans.


Emma J. Bunce

Emma J. Bunce

  • 2022
  • David Bates Medal

The 2022 David Bates Medal is awarded to Emma J. Bunce for exceptional contributions to the study of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, mentoring of students and early career scientists, and public outreach activities.


Gregory J. Hunt

Gregory J. Hunt

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Gregory J. Hunt for outstanding research on the magnetic signatures associated with large-scale current systems within Saturn’s magnetosphere, with special emphasis on aurorae and periodicities.


Patrick Barth

Patrick Barth

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Patrick Barth Nitrogen fixation by lightning and its role for early life on Earth and exoplanets


Rob Spaargaren

Rob Spaargaren

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Rob Spaargaren Rocky exoplanet compositions and its effects on long-term planetary evolution

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the January newsletter, researchers explore creative ways to involve non-technical audiences in space studies. An EGU funded outreach project called A Touch of Space Weather is teaching space science to blind and visually impaired children while space plasma physicist Martin Archer shares how researchers can engage more people with space sciences.

We also hear from EGU Head of Communications Hazel Gibson who tells us what we could expect from the European Space Agency’s new JUICE mission. Find out more on EGU blogs now!

As a reminder, registrations are now open for EGU23! Remember to check your inbox for the next monthly Update from our conference organiser Copernicus, arriving early February. If you miss an Update you can find them here where you can subscribe to receive them going forward.

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