Aurélie Guilbert-Lepoutre

I’m a CNRS researcher, currently based at the institut UTINAM, in Besançon, 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

Institut UTINAM
41 bis Avenue de l’Observatoire
25000 Besançon, France

+33 (0)3 81 66 69 21

aurelie.guilbert-lepoutre [at]

Last update: 2018-02-28