Sebastiano Padovan, a graduate student in UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences working with Professor Jean-Luc Margot has been awarded a Chateaubriand Graduate Exchange Fellowship. The award will allow him to spend 9 months at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) to continue his investigation of the interior of Mercury. He will start in January and will be hosted by Mark Wieczorek who is the Group Director for Planetary and Space Sciences at IPGP and a member of the GRAIL, InSight, and BepiColombo teams.
Alex Grannan, a graduate student in Professor Jonathan Aurnou’s SPINLab has been awarded a Chateaubriand Graduate Exchange Fellowship. The award will provide funding for him to spend a year in the IRPHE Lab in Aix-en-Marseilles with Professor Michael Le Bars studying tidally driven resonant flows in planetary and stellar interiors.