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

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

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

President: Anezina Solomonidou (ps@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Joana S. Oliveira (joana.oliveira@ext.esa.int)

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

Franck Montmessin

Franck Montmessin

  • 2024
  • David Bates Medal

The 2024 David Bates Medal is awarded to Franck Montmessin for his key contributions to understanding the water cycle on Mars and his innovative instrumental development work.


Lucia Mandon

Lucia Mandon

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Lucia Mandon for remarkable contributions to planetary science, specifically by characterising the mineralogy and alteration, with infrared spectroscopy, of the Jezero crater explored by the Mars2020 mission.


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.


Kristian Chan

Kristian Chan

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kristian Chan RIME-REASON Synergistic Opportunities for Surface and Near-surface Investigations of Icy Moons

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