Planetary Science School 14-15 November 2016
GRADnet is pleased to announce a two day workshop for postgraduate researchers engaged in the diverse areas of Planetary Science at the SEPnet members.
Who: Physics postgraduate researchers in planetary science.
When: 14-15 November 2016
Where: National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW. Accommodation is pre-booked and paid by SEPnet at the Travelodge in Teddington. Travel expenses to and from the venue can be claimed through SEPnet.
What: A 2-day residential workshop led by senior researchers in the SEPnet region comprising lectures, tutorials, seminars and other activities. The workshop comprises four sessions exploring difference aspects of planetary science through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials. There will be a poster opportunity for students to present their own plans and research.
Measuring geology on distant worlds
Led by researchers from the Open University, this session explores how rocks and minerals that form distant worlds are formed, destroyed, and rebuilt during geologic processes. The contrasting examples of Mercury and Mars will be described.
Led by researchers from the University of Southampton, this session explores how solar system bodies interact with the solar wind, the extension of the Sun’s outer atmosphere that flows outward through the solar system.
Asteroids and Comets
Led by researchers from the University of Kent, this session focuses on the exploration of asteroids and comets that recently achieved fame through Rosetta’s Philae probe first-ever landing on a comet; 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Deep space communication and navigation
Getting probes to distant worlds and getting quality data back is a key aspect of any mission in planetary science. Led by researchers at NPL this session discusses the technical and intellectual challenges involved.