Postdoctoral Research Associate – LPL University of Arizona (physically working in Nice due to the covid situation) – Advisor : Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
office : Pavillon Henri Chrétien (PHC-S 3)
phone : +33 4 92 00 30 43
email : adrien.broquet @ oca.eu
My scientific interest encompasses various aspects of Planetary geophysics. More specifically, I enjoy studying large-scale physical processes with geologic implications, from lithospheric compensation mechanisms, thermal evolution models, to the spatio-temporal variation of the magnetic field.
I recently defended my Ph. D. thesis (2017 – Oct. 2020, English manuscript link, slides link), which main objective is to characterize the composition, elastic and thermo-mechanical properties of the Martian lithosphere using orbital data. My thesis was done at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (Nice, France), under the supervision of Mark Wieczorek, and as a member of the research group Théories et Observations en Planétologie. Collaborator of NASA's InSight Mission, I also participate in the analysis and interpretation of the collected data.
Deeply attached to the transmission of knowledge, I was a teaching assistant at the Department of Earth, Environment & Space of the Université de Nice Côte d'Azur, where I contribute to the following undergraduate courses: Planetology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy & Paleontology, Sedimentology, Magmatism & Metamorphism, Mass wasting & risks, Fieldworks (Alps). I also give lectures to middle school students, and attend to several public outreach events where I talk about geology and geophysics in the solar system.
I am now starting a postdoc position at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona (Tuscon, USA) with Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna, to work on Hesperian volcanism on Mars.
Publications, Peer-Reviewed (*)
Flexure of the lithosphere beneath the north polar cap of Mars: Implications for ice composition and heat flow (*)
A. Broquet, M. A. Wieczorek, and W. Fa, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086746
Constraints on the thermal state of Mars from orbital data
A. Broquet, A.-C. Plesa C. Michaut, and M. A. Wieczorek, Lunar Planet. Sci. 51, Abstract #2064, 2020. Link
Composition of the Martian polar caps and planetary heat flow
A. Broquet, M. A. Wieczorek, and W. Fa, Lunar Planet. Sci. 51, Abstract #1838, 2020. Link
The Gravitational signature of Martian volcanoes (*)
A. Broquet, and M. A. Wieczorek, Journal of Geohpysical Research: Planets, doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE005959
A. Broquet, M. A. Wieczorek, and W. Fa, Lunar Planet. Sci. 50, Abstract #1892, 2019. Link
Gravitational signature of Martian volcanoes
A. Broquet, and M. A. Wieczorek, Lunar Planet. Sci. 49, Abstract #1859, 2018. Link