Congratulations to Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Group PhD candidate Ankit Verma whose project entitled ‘The effect of impact on rock properties at Meteor Crater’ has been approved for Europlanet Transnational Access (TA) to use the Petrology-Mineralogy Characterisation Facility at the Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division, Natural History Museum, London. This grant will enable him to use the facilities at Natural History Museum, London for 10 days to analyse rock samples he will collect from Meteor Crater in Arizona.
The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure is a major programme funded under Horizon 2020 to support the research activities of the European planetary science community and particularly to foster collaboration.
A central part of the programme is to allow any European researcher interested in pursuing planetary science research access to a comprehensive set of laboratory facilities and field sites tailored to the needs of planetary research.
Access is provided by a Transnational Access (TA) programme which supports travel and local accommodation costs of European researchers at the facility for an approved period of time to conduct their own research programme.