MSSL Planetary Science News
- Mars Advanced Summer School, China
- New Planetary Group Website Launched
- Cassini CAPS Team Meeting: Glacier National Park, Montana
- Workshop on future observations and study of Uranus
- Joint meeting of the European Planetology Network and Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Nantes, France
- 4th ExoMars Science Working Team Meeting, ESTEC, The Netherlands
- ScienceWatch interview with Prof. Andrew Coates
- Dr. Adam Masters wins the Robert Boyd Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement
- Planetary Group attends the 2011 Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco
- Dione's thin oxygen exosphere
- Dr. Gethyn Lewis attends a meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network
- Planetary group attends the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Manchester
- Comet studies in the planetary group catch media attention at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting
- Planetary group scientists attend Cassini Magnetospheric and Plasma Science Meeting
- Selection of JUICE mission to Jupiter and Ganymede by ESA
- Planetary science group hosts Cassini CAPS Team Meeting 43
- Dr. Chris Arridge awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
- Rover Trial
- Research Images Competition
- Kimberley Birkett awarded 2013 Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) at the AGU Fall Meeting
- ExoMars landing sites narrowed down – and PanCam appears on BBC News
- Planetary Space Weather
- Venus is slowly losing its atmosphere
- Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
- Planetary group student organises Sample Space Science Week at MSSL for sixth formers
- Ions from Comet 67P – early Rosetta results and increasing activity
- Cassini mission provides insight into Saturn
- UCL's ExoMars PanCam kit one step closer to Mars
- Saturn and Enceladus produce the same amount of plasma
- Giotto at Halley: 30 years ago!
- Solar storms trigger Jupiter's 'Northern Light'
- Liftoff to Mars!
Dr. Adam Masters wins the Robert Boyd Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement
20 November 2011
Dr. Adam Masters from the Planetary Science group has won this year’s Robert Boyd Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement.
Over the past two years Dr. Masters has investigated how the solar wind interacts with Saturn’s magnetosphere, completing a number of studies in this area. He has studied the properties and structure of Saturn’s low-latitude boundary layer – a boundary inside the magnetosphere near the equator which is important in the transfer of mass and energy from the solar wind into the magnetosphere. He has found evidence of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves (like waves on the sea) on Saturn’s magnetopause, which are one way for particles in the solar wind to enter the magnetosphere. He has also studied dynamics inside the magnetosphere, finding evidence for very rapid flows of particles due to magnetic reconnection inside the magnetosphere.
Each year awards are presented to members of MSSL that have made outstanding contributions to science (with separate awards for postdoctoral researchers and students), public engagement and technology. The Planetary Science group has been successful in the past in these awards. Group members have won the Robert Boyd Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement and the Elizabeth Puchnarewicz Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Outreach.
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