EPSL

Welcome to the EPSL website

EPSL

The Earth and Planetary Science Laboratory belongs to the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) of the EPFL. It works to apply the techniques of physics and chemistry to the behavior of Earth and planetary materials in order to understand processes of planetary surfaces, mantles and cores.

The Laboratory research focus spans many fields, some examples are given below.

Clathrate hydrates under planetary conditions

by Umbertoluca Ranieri et al.

Nature Communications, 2017

Physical properties of mantle materials

by Susannah M. Dorfman et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2013

Planetary ices

by Stefan Klotz, Livia E. Bove et al.

Nature - Scientific Reports, 2016

by Livia E. Bove et al.

PNAS, 2015

Earth’s core composition

Remote sensing of planetary bodies

by Harold Clenet et al.

Nature, 2014

Shock processes in meteorites

by Tristan Ferroir, Philippe Gillet et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2010

by Pierre Beck, Philippe Gillet et al.

Nature, 2005

Plate tectonics

by Elodie Amiguet et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2012