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Bastien Brugger

Research Associate

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Educational Background

My past research has been two-fold, focusing first on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the context of ESA’s Rosetta mission. I have studied the outgassing processes at the surface of the comet’s nucleus, in order to explain specific geomorphological features observed by Rosetta, as well as measurements performed by the Philae lander. I have completed my PhD at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille in Septembre 2018, on the interior of small exoplanets, that is super-Earths with potential rocky and water-rich compositions, with a emphasis on the mantle mineralogy of such bodies. I am currently a Research Associate at Cornell University working on the current state and past evolution of the interior of Saturn’s satellite Titan.



  • Astronomy