Aurélie Guilbert-Lepoutre

I’m a CNRS researcher, based at the Geology Laboratory (LGL-TPE) in Lyon, France.

I study the different populations of small bodies in the solar system, like asteroids or comets, both from an observational and theoretical point of view. I’m particularly interested in understanding how these objects – especially the ice-rich ones – have evolved since their formation. By constraining their current thermo-physical properties (size, shape, albedo, surface composition…) and modeling their evolution (which can involve cryovolcanism or cometary activity), I ultimately try to understand what these bodies can tell us about the formation and evolution of the solar system, and about the origin of water and life on Earth.

Contact information

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon
2 rue Raphaël Dubois
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France

aurelie.guilbert-lepoutre [at]

Last update: 2020-03-16