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Study of the structure and internal dynamics of planets and their evolution through geological time.
By combining several approaches, study of major issues such as eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides or magnetic storms.
Measuring, understanding and modelling the functioning of our planet's surface, also called the Critical Zone.
04 May 2023
The "Diagnose Alzheimer's disease with isotopes" project granted with an ERC proof-of-concept !
Frédéric Moynier, professor at the Université Paris Cité and cosmochemist at the IPGP, has obtained an ERC proof-of-concept funding to develop and app...
24 March 2023
Storage of carbon by the Himalaya: the importance of organic carbon unveiled
An international team, led by IPGP researchers, has looked into organic carbon stored as graphite in the Nepal Himalaya, whose importance as compared ...
years of science for the planet
French active volcanoes monitored by the IPGP
staff members (researchers, engineers, technicians, administrative staff, post-docs and PhD candidates)
observatory on Mars
publications in 2021 (including 25 in high impact journals such as Nature, Science and PNAS)
locations: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island, Chambon-la-Forêt, Champs-sur-Marne and 2 locations in Paris
Séminaires de Sismologie
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing on Volcanoes: Observations from Etna and Vulcano Island
Orateurs : Gikda Currinti
Planetary science seminars
Basement fabric in the Valles Marineris "rift" on Mars: discovery, significance, and influence on rift development
Orateurs : Daniel Mège
Séminaires thème Origines
Consequences of giant impacts: the Moon formation and magma ocean dynamos
Orateurs : Miki Nakajima
Séminaires Dynamique des fluides géologiques
Thermal evolution of a primitive magma ocean in interaction with its outgassing atmosphere: implication for the primitive surface conditions and the evolution of rocky planets
Orateurs : Helene Massol
Planetary science seminars
Resurfacing and texturing of rubble-pile minor planets.
Orateurs : Ishan SHARMA
Sturtz Cyril, Limare Angela, Tait Stephen, Kaminski Édouard. Birth and Decline of Magma Oceans in Planetesimals: 1. Experimental Study of Erosion and Deposition of Particles in an Internally Heated Convecting Fluid. Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets, Wiley-Blackwell, 19 July 2023, 127. <10.1029/2021je007000>
Vignati Davide A.L., Salles Elsa, Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Simon Céline, Beuret Maximilien, Cossu-Leguille C., Groleau Alexis, Erban Kochergina Yulia, Sivry Yann, Kram Pavel. Nickel and chromium speciation in a small ultramafic catchment: implications for elemental bioavailability to freshwater organisms. 12 June 2023.
Salles Elsa, Maul A., Cossu-Leguille C., Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Beuret Maximilien, Groleau Alexis, Sivry Yann, Erban Kochergina Yulia, Kram Pavel, Normant Vincent, Vignati Davide A.L.. Interactions of Cr(III)/Cr(VI) Mixtures with Freshwater Algae: a Stable Isotope Approach. 12 June 2023.
Rajič Kristijan, Raimbourg Hugues, Lerouge Catherine, Famin Vincent, Dubacq Benoit, Canizarés Aurélien, Di Carlo Ida, Maubec Nicolas. Metamorphic reactions and their implication for the fluid budget in metapelites at seismogenic depths in subduction zones. Tectonophysics, Elsevier, June 2023, 857. <10.1016/j.tecto.2023.229844>
Metcalfe Abigail, Moune Séverine, Komorowski Jean-Christophe, Robertson Robert, Christopher T.E., Joseph EP., Moretti R.. Earth-Science Reviews Diverse Magma Storage and Major and Volatile Magma Composition: What are the implications on the Eruptive Style Across a Volcanic Arc? An Example of the Lesser Antilles Arc. Earth-Science Reviews, Elsevier, June 2023, 241. <10.1016/j.earscirev.2023.104440>
InSight National Observation Service
The NASA InSight mission deployed a geophysical observatory on the surface of Mars at the end of 2018, performing simultaneous seismic, geodetic and magnetic measurements. This National Observation Service is supported by the IPGP, together with several French laboratories and observatories (in particular the LPG and GEOAZUR).More information