Radio interview


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


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


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!


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



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…