Dr. Benoît Noyelles planetary scientist
at Yunnán Observatory (China)

At Yunnán Observatory (China, May 2006)

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You will find here some details on my research and teaching activities. I made my PhD at the Institute of Celestial Mechanics (Paris Observatory, France), on the long-term orbital evolution of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Then, I joined the University of Namur, and since then I study the rotation of the natural satellites and Mercury. My study of Mercury was the opportunity to be associated with the Bepi-Colombo space mission. During my scientific evolution, I slowly drifted from celestial mechanics to planetary geophysics. I now particularly focus on the physical processes affecting the rotation of the natural satellites, in relation with a realistic modelling of their interior. Since September 2018, I am an Associate Professor at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, at the Institute UTINAM. Since then, I also work on the dynamics of comets, and on the binarity among the Trans-Neptunian Objects. I am also Associate Editor of Astronomy and Astrophysics since February 2019.