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Mark A. Wieczorek IPGP Planetary and Space Sciences
Group director

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Directeur de Recherche

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Case 7071, Lamarck A
35, rue Hélène Brion
Université Paris Diderot
75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

Phone: (+33) 1 57 27 53 08
Fax: (+33) 1 57 27 84 39

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around three main axes: The analysis of planetary gravitational fields and topography, the thermal evolution and interior structure of the Moon and Mars, and the cratering history of the terrestrial planets. I am also participating in several planetary missions, such as NASA's lunar gravity mapping mission GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), NASA's mission InSight to place a geophysical station on Mars, and the laser altimeter on ESA's BepiColumbo mission to Mercury.

Quick Links


SHTOOLS is an archive of fortran 95 based software for working with data expressed in spherical harmonics.

Spherical Harmonic Models of Planetary Topography

This archive contains spherical harmonic models of the shape of the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Venus.

GRAIL Crustal Thickness Archive

This archive contains crustal thickness maps of the Moon derived from GRAIL gravity data.

Master, Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

If you are interested in doing a Master, Ph.D., or Post-doc in planetary geophysics, click here for more information.

Farside Explorer

Farside Explorer is an ESA Cosmic Vision medium-size mission proposal to put two landers on the farside of the Moon and a satellite in an orbit about the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point.

IPGP-AIM group meetings

IPGP/AIM Planetary and Space Sciences group meetings.

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