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Planetary Group Seminar: Laboratory experiments on comet formation and activity (B. Gundlach)

  • Date: Jun 14, 2017
  • Time: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Bastian Gundlach
  • TU Braunschweig, Institut für Geophysik und extraterrestrische Physik
  • Location: MPS
  • Room: Auditorium
  • Host: Urs Mall
This presentation will be providing an overview on laboratory experiments conducted at the TU Braunschweig with the aim to study comet activity and planet formation. First, an overview on recent competing comet formation scenarios is given, followed by with a discussion on how laboratory experiments can help to understand the different formation processes better. The second half of this talk will be focusing on the question of how laboratory works can be utilized to help interpreting observational data, for example gathered by the Rosetta spacecraft, to learn about comet activity. This presentation will be ending with an outlook on planned experiments and with an invitation to discuss the importance of future laboratory experiments with the audience.