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:

* ESA/Comet Interceptor gets the go-ahead

* Aurora in the Solar System: What they can teach us

For further information, consult my additional professional webpage


Lecturer, Magnetism (Year 1) [2022-present]

Lecturer, Space Physics (Year 4) [2018-2022]

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

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



Stephenson P, Beth A, Deca J, et al., 2023, The source of electrons at comet 67P, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN:0035-8711

Lewis ZM, Beth A, Altwegg K, et al., 2023, Origin and trends in NH4+ observed in the coma of 67P, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:523, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:6208-6219

Leblanc F, Roth L, Chaufray JY, et al., 2023, Ganymede's atmosphere as constrained by HST/STIS observations, Icarus, Vol:399, ISSN:0019-1035

Moses JI, Brown ZL, Koskinen TT, et al., 2023, Saturn’s atmospheric response to the large influx of ring material inferred from Cassini INMS measurements, Icarus, Vol:391, ISSN:0019-1035, Pages:1-40

Bockelée-Morvan D, Filacchione G, Altwegg K, et al., 2022, AMBITION – comet nucleus cryogenic sample return, Experimental Astronomy, Vol:54, ISSN:0922-6435, Pages:1077-1128

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