UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics

Prof Geraint Jones

Prof Geraint Jones

Professor of Planetary Science

Dept of Space & Climate Physics

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
20th Mar 2007

Research summary

  • Professor of Planetary Science

  • Head, Mullard Space Science Laboratory Planetary Science Group

  • Lead Proposer and Mission Science Consortium Lead, Comet Interceptor European Space Agency mission; launch 2029.

Primary research areas:

  • Comet- and dust-solar wind interactions

  • Planetary magnetospheres; interactions with rings and moons

  • Heliospheric physics

Other space mission roles:

  • Co-Investigator, ExoMars 2020 PanCam

  • Co-Investigator, Solar Orbiter SWA

  • Co-Investigator, JUICE PEP

  • Team member, JUICE JANUS

  • Team member, Cassini CAPS and MIMI instrument teams.

Ground-Based Observatory role:

  •  Affiliate PI, Vera Rubin Observatory/LSST

Teaching summary

2018-present: PHAS0019 - Planetary Science

2010-2018: PHASM312 - Planetary Atmospheres


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1997
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1993