Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor in Planetary Science



m.galand Website




Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Member, Space and Atmospheric Physics Group.

Member, Imperial Space Lab.

Interest: Energy deposition in planetary atmospheres.

Latest news from the team:

* Aurora on comet 67P identified in the far ultraviolet

* Ion zoo at comet 67P revealed by ROSINA

* Surface sputtering by ionospheric ions at Ganymede

For further information, consult my additional professional webpage


Lecturer, Space Physics (Year 4) [2018-present]

Lecturer, Vector Calculus (Year 1) [2014-2018]

Lecturer, Atmospheric Physics (Year 4) [2009-2013]



Stephenson P, Galand M, Feldman PD, et al., 2021, Multi-instrument analysis of far-ultraviolet aurora in the southern hemisphere of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European Journal, Vol:647, ISSN:0004-6361, Pages:1-19

Carnielli G, Galand M, Leblanc F, et al., 2020, Simulations of ion sputtering at Ganymede, Icarus, Vol:351, ISSN:0019-1035, Pages:1-11

Beth A, Altwegg K, Balsiger H, et al., 2020, ROSINA ion zoo at Comet 67P, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:642, ISSN:0004-6361, Pages:1-23

Galand M, Feldman PD, Bockelee-Morvan D, et al., 2020, Far-ultraviolet aurora identified at comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Nature Astronomy, Vol:4, ISSN:2397-3366, Pages:1084-1091

Madanian H, Burch JL, Eriksson AI, et al., 2020, Electron dynamics near diamagnetic regions of comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko, Planetary and Space Science, Vol:187, ISSN:0032-0633

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