Radio interview

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Yesterday morning, following the publication of my paper in Nature, I went to RTS (the Swiss Radio and TV channels) to give a live interview in a scientific radio broadcast, CQFD (in french). I speak of course of Vesta! The website of the broadcast is available here and to listen only the part with me, just play on “read” below.

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Publication in Nature

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Good news! Today, my work is published in Nature, a prominent scientific journal. The paper is entitled A deep crust-mantle boundary in the asteroid 4 Vesta and we discuss the asteroid’s internal structure combining analysis of surface observations (Dawn data) and results from numerical simulations of impacts. The EPFL press release is available here.

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SIG 2014 in October

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A quick post to mention that I will take part in the SIG 2014 conference. This conference organized by ESRI, the software editor of ArcGIS that I use to manage my data (see the screenshot below), will be held in Versailles the 1st and 2nd of October. I will give a talk on the use of GIS (Geographic Information System) in the context of planetary exploration.

Next post tomorrow for the publication of my last paper!

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Screenshot of an ArcMap window, data on Copernicus crater (Moon)

WHISPERS 2014

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A little more than two weeks ago, the WHISPERS 2014 (Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing) conference ended (yes, I didn’t took the time to write about it before today!). The conference was held here, in Lausanne, at the Swiss Tech Center on the campus of EPFL.

I had the opportunity to organize and chair a special session dedicated to the processing of hyperspectral data in the context of planetary exploration on Wednesday. Five talks were scheduled, allowing us to take a little trip in the solar system:

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Holidays in Crete

I’m just back from holidays in Crete. So I have the opportunity to post some sunny pictures to be used next winter… The other photos can be found in the gallery here.

For the next days, I will have to: process the numerous bibliographical alerts waiting, find how to insert a Martian DEM in the flight simulator X-Plane (to simulate a flight over a base imagined by the students in the Living on Mars course), make a non-linear unmixing algorithm work on Dawn data and, of course, keep working on my papers…