T17 -S1. Mineral physics and planetology: a journey across the universe.

Paola Comodi (paola.comodi@unipg.it)
Leonid Dubrovinsky (leonid.dubrovinsky@uni-bayreuth.de)
Eiji Othani (ohtani@m.tohoku.ac.jp)

Remote sensing data from recent space missions as well as more and more accurate observations on small and large bodies inside and outside the solar system, provide information on their compositions and inner structure, atmospheres, and on the possible existence of habitable places beyond the Earth.
Mineral physics studies, such as laboratory experiments and theoretical simulations on minerals and rocks, at extreme conditions such as high pressures or stresses, variable temperatures, different redox sates provide a key to interpret remote sensing data and to argue the composition, dynamics, and evolution of the planetary bodies.
This session is open for contributions from experimental and computational mineralogists, petrologists, geophysicists, geochemists, and planetologists on various mineral physics cross-disciplinal topics related to studies of Earth, solar system bodies and exoplanets.