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Memorial Colloquium in Honor of Space Scientist Prof. Dr. Gerhard Neukum

Six public lectures on planetary science to be held on January 26, 2018, at Freie Universität

№ 008/2018 from Jan 18, 2018

A colloquium will be held on January 26, 2018, at Freie Universität in honor of the work of planetary researcher Prof. Dr. Gerhard Neukum (1944-2014). Six scientists will give presentations in recognition of Professor Neukum, who passed away in 2014, and the significance of his work for planetary science. As part of the colloquium, the International Astronomical Union will officially name an impact crater on Mars after Gerhard Neukum. The event is public, and admission is free. The lectures will be held in English.

Dr. Dimitri Titov from the European Space Agency ESA-ESTEC will talk about the Mars Express mission, Professor Dr. Jean-Pierre Bibring from Université Paris-Sud will highlight Gerhard Neukum's vision of a European mission to Mars, and Professor Dr. Harald Hiesinger from the University of Münster will speak about impact crater processes on the moon. Professor Dr. Stephanie Werner from the University of Oslo will describe "Martian cratering chronology," Professor Dr. Bernhard Foing, ESA-ESTEC, will discuss the life and work of Gerhard Neukum, and Professor Dr. Ralf Jaumann from Freie Universität and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will give a lecture entitled "Surface processes in the Martian mid-latitudes at Neukum Crater, Mars."

Time and Location

  • Friday, January 26, 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Geo-Campus, Freie Universität, Main lecture hall in Haus G (G202), Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin.


Dipl.-Geogr. Heike Balthasar, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838 70-555, Email: heike.balthasar@fu-berlin.de