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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 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.

Recent awardees

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.


William Dunn

William Dunn

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to William Dunn for his outstanding contributions on understanding the morphology and driving mechanisms of Jupiter’s X-ray aurora, strong leadership in X-ray observing programs, and his generous service to outreach.


Gloria Tognon

Gloria Tognon

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Gloria Tognon Detailed age determinations for Tsiolkovskiy crater floor

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the July issue of The Loupe, scientists share insights and learnings from diverse ecosystems under threat today. Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a physics-based numerical model to predict areas susceptible to landslides, Savanna conservationist Abraham Dabengwa tells us of his work in grassland biomes where fires, large herbivores, and humans are involved in the development and maintenance of these ecosystems, and scientists investigate the emergence of new seasons created by anthropogenic effects on our planet.

Also in this issue: EGU’s GeoPolicy blog highlights the Competence Framework ‘Science for Policy’ for researchers developed by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC). Also apply to the EGU Policy Pairing scheme that invites researchers to spend a week in Brussels with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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