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

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European Geosciences Union

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

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


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 November newsletter, we celebrate geoscientists who see the unseen: from German scientist Alfred Wegener who proposed the shocking theory of continental drift, to Morelia Urlaub, researcher of underwater landslides, a phenomena otherwise unseen by humans.

We also hear from Sustainable Energy Geoscientist Munira Raji who reflects on attending the UN’s COP27 in Egypt, and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill describes what happened during our special EU Parliament event, ‘Supporting the EU’s Biodiversity Targets by Bridging the Science-Policy Divide’.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from Copernicus, arriving early December. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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