Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader 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.

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

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

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


Academic Coordinator, Physics Exchange Programme [2011-2014]


Co-Lead, "Experience what a comet is made of", Imperial Fringe: A Space OdysseyImperial College London, London, UK, October 10, 2017. Podcast

Participant"A Comet Revealed", Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2016.

Leader, “Sniffing the building blocks of the Solar System with Rosetta”, Imperial Fringe, Imperial College London, London, UK, December 11, 2014. 

Participant"Catch A Comet", Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2014.

Leader, “Dirty snowball or the origin of life?”, Imperial Fringe: Fluid thinking, Imperial College London, London, UK, December 2013.

Co-I"Ice Worlds", Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2013. 



Wedlund CS, Behar E, Nilsson H, et al., 2019, Solar wind charge exchange in cometary atmospheres III. Results from the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol:630, ISSN:0004-6361

Moore L, Melin H, O'Donoghue J, et al., 2019, Modelling H-3(+) in planetary atmospheres: effects of vertical gradients on observed quantities, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:377, ISSN:1364-503X, Pages:1-19

Beth A, Galand M, Heritier K, 2019, Comparative study of photo-produced ionosphere in the close environment of comets, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:630, ISSN:0004-6361

Myllys M, Henri P, Galand M, et al., 2019, Plasma properties of suprathermal electrons near comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with Rosetta, Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European Journal, Vol:630, ISSN:0004-6361, Pages:1-14

Mandt KE, Eriksson A, Beth A, et al., 2019, Influence of collisions on ion dynamics in the inner comae of four comets, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:630, ISSN:1432-0746, Pages:1-8

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