Pierre Beck’s science


Associate professor at IPAG in the Solar System team, teaching Earth. I was trained as a geologist at ENS Lyon and I am now doing and teaching Planetary Sciences. My research is focussed on the mineralogy of extra-terrestrial materials (meteorites) and surfaces (rocky and icy).  My  tool is primary infrared spectroscopy and please take a look at our laboratory facility.


Me, myself and I

Latest publications

Hot from the press:

[84] P. Vernazza and P. Beck, Composition of solar system small bodies. In Planetesimals, Cambridge University Press.

[83]B. Rousseau , S. Erard, P. Beck*,Éric Quirico, Bernard Schmitt, Olivier Brissaud, German Montes-Hernandez, Fabrizio Capaccioni, Gianrico Filacchione, Dominique Bockelée-Morvan, Cédric Leyrat, Mauro Ciarniello, Andrea Raponi, David Kappel, Gabriele Arnold, Ljuba V. Moroz, Ernesto Palomba, Federico Tosi and the VIRTIS Team, Laboratory simulations of the Vis-NIR spectra of comet 67P using sub-μm sized cosmochemical analogues. In press, Icarus.

[82] H. Pourkhorsandi, J. Gattaccecca, B. Devouard, M. D'Orazio, P. Rochette,P. Beck, C. Sonzogni, M. Valenzuela,The ungrouped chondrite El Médano 301 and its comparison with other reduced ordinary chondrites In press, GCA.

What's up


Maître de conférence

Habilitation à diriger les recherches (Octobre 2012)

Institut d’astrophysique et de planétologie de Grenoble/ISTerre

414 rue de la piscine

38041 Grenoble cedex 09

tel: +33476635277/ pierre.beck@ujf-grenoble.fr

2017 June: I will be part of an ISSI team that will use 67P as a playground to understand radiative transfer. Bern is ahead of us.

2017 April:!!Two postdoc positions available!!! Contact me to join the team.

2017 February: Now a member of the advisory board of Earth& Planetary Science Letters

2016 December 05: Congrats to Sylvain Philippe for obtaining a great PhD!

2016 September : Great chance and honor,I am now a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France