Program


 

Tuesday 12th May 2015

ELS 2015 Pre-registration events

14:30

Pre-registration desk open until 19:00

17:00

Visit to the SCF_Lab space test laboratory until 19:00 (http://www.lnf.infn.it/esperimenti/etrusco/).

Since this is a restricted clean-room facility up to 3 groups of 10 people will be accepted on a first come - first served basis. Please, send an email to els2015infn@gmail.com within next April 30.

19:00

Welcome Reception with food and drinks

 

IYL-2015 Seminars on May 12th

15:00

Aside ELS 2015 opening evening, the INFN-LNF Seminar Committee (chaired by Manuela Boscolo) is happy to invite the ELS participants to attend seminars dedicated to the celebrations of the “International Year of Light – 2015” (IYL-2015), that will take place at the ELS venue from 3pm to 5pm. The seminars will include a coffee break. Attendance to the IYL seminars and coffee break is free of charge, but will require a separate registration (see the link to the IYL-2015 Seminars in the left menu of ELS 2015 registration page).

 


 

Wednesday 13th May 2015

09:00

Registration

10:00

Welcome/housekeeping

All Keynote talks: 15 mins + 5 mins Q&A; All Invited/Contributed talks: 10 mins + 5 mins Q&A

Session 1: Future missions and concepts – Chair: M. Anand

10:10

Pendleton

(Keynote)

NASA

SSERVI

Exploring the Solar System from wherever you are

10:30

Houdou

(Keynote)

ESA

Lunar exploration in ESA

10:50

Zelenyi [Mitrofanov]

(Keynote)

IKI, RAS

Robotic missions of Russian Lunar Program

11:10

Robinson

(Invited)

Arizona State University

SWIRL – Unravelling the enigma

Tea/coffee break (11:25-11:55)

11:55

Crawford

(Invited)

University of London

The science case for Lunar Mission One

12:10

Richards

(Invited)

Moon Express (CA)

Pioneering the lunar frontier: expanding Earth's economic sphere to the Moon & beyond

12:25

Kring

(Keynote)

LPI

Robotic surface elements of a lunar sample return mission coordinated with crew in an orbiting Orion Vehicle

Lunch (12:45-13:45)

Session 1 (continued): Future missions and concepts – Chair: J. Carpenter

13:50

Carpenter

 

ESA

Prospecting on Luna-27 and how to get involved

14:05

Barber

(Invited)

Open University

ProsPA: A miniature chemical laboratory for in-situ assessment of lunar volatile resources

14:20

Magnani

Selex-ES

Drill system development for icy regolith at Moon South Pole latitudes

14:35

Litvak

(Invited)

IKI, RAS

Sampling analyses of lunar polar regolith from Luna resource to lunar sample return missions

14:50

Reiss

Technische Universität München

Stamp-heater instrument concept for mobile in-situ extraction and analysis of lunar volatiles

15:05

Palomba

IAPS-INAF

Characterization of lunar levitating dust and measurement of volatiles: the Movida instrument

15:20

Lim

Open University

In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) derived extra-terrestrial construction processes using sintering-based additive manufacturing techniques – focusing on a lunar surface environment

Tea/coffee break (15:35-16:05)

Session 2: Lunar astronomy and geophysics – Chair: S. Dell’Agnello

16:05

Burns

(Keynote)

University of Colorado Boulder

Cosmology from the Moon

16:25

Bianco

(Invited)

ASI

The International Laser Ranging Service: Past, Present and Future, and specific prospects for the Moon

16:40

Currie

University of Maryland

Advanced lunar laser ranging program – technical deployment, atmospheric accuracy limitations and expected science

16:55

March

INFN and

CNR-IAC

Constraining nonminimally coupled gravity with laser ranging to the Moon

17:10

Esposito

INFN

Quantum effects on Lagrangian points and displaced periodic orbits in the Earth-Moon system

17:25

Cox

Flexure Engineering

The Lunar Initiatives

Poster session from 18:00 to 19:00. Buses will collect people from the ELS venue at 19:00 and bring them to the dinner venue - Social dinner starts at 20:00.

 


 

Thursday 14th May 2015

08:30

Registration

Session 3: Remote sensing – Chair: P. Pinet

09:30

Mitrofanov

(Keynote)

IKI, RAS

Recent results of LEND investigation on the NASA LRO mission

09:50

Greenhagen

NASA, JPL

LRO Diviner observations during lunar eclipse: probing the regolith surface boundary layer

10:05

Donaldson-Hanna

(Invited)

University of Oxford

Simulating near surface lunar conditions in the lab: applications to Diviner thermal infrared observations of the Moon

10:20

Grande

Aberystwyth University

C1XS results - First measurement of enhanced Sodium on the Lunar surface

Tea/coffee break (10:35-11:05)

11:05

Bugiolacchi

University of London

New insights into the crater and boulder distributions across the Apollo 17 region

11:20

Czeluschke

DLR

New lunar depth profiles derived from LROC-based coordinates of Apollo 17 seismic equipment

Session 4: Lunar sample studies and sample return/curation – Chair: W. van Westrenen

11:35

Carpenter

(Keynote)

ESA

Lunar polar sample return

11:55

Evans

NASA, JSC

Advances in astromaterials curation: Supporting future sample return missions

Lunch (12:10-13:25)

Session 4 (continued): Lunar sample studies and sample return/curation – Chair: W. van Westrenen

13:30

Zeigler

(Invited)

NASA, JSC

Using technology to better characterize the Apollo sample suite: A retroactive pet analysis and potential model for future sample return missions

13:45

Lin

VU University Amsterdam

Solidification evolution of a lunar magma ocean: Constraints from experimental petrology

14:00

Steenstra

VU University Amsterdam

New geochemical models of core formation in the Moon from metal-silicate partitioning of 15 siderophile and chalcophile elements

14:15

Joy

(Invited)

University of Manchester

Apollo 16 impact splash coats: investigating the post-basin impact record of the lunar highlands

14:30

Neal

(Invited)

University of Notre Dame

Quantitative petrography of lunar basalts: insights to origin and flow regime

14:45

Alexander

University of London

Effective discrimination of Apollo 12 basalts through mineral chemistry analysis

15:00

Füri

(Keynote)

CRPG-CNRS

Nitrogen and noble gases in lunar basalts: clues to the origin of nitrogen in the Moon’s interior

15:20

Bussey,

Colaprete

(Special Closing Contribution)

NASA, HQ

NASA, ARC

NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate's cislunar activities

15:50

Q&A, closing remarks

Closing reception with food and drinks

 


 

Poster viewing: tea/coffee breaks & from ~18:00 – 19:00 Wednesday 13th May.

Presenters note that posters can be pinned up from pre-registration on 12th May; posters should be up to A0 in size (pins/velcro/scotch tape will be provided).

Presenter

Affiliation

#

Title

Bahia

University of Manchester

1

Using the lunar surface as a natural laboratory of dry granular avalanche processes

Beldavs

FOTONIKA-LV

2

The international lunar decade – 2017 – 2029: Framework for concurrent development of enabling technologies, infrastructures, financings and policies

Bugiolacchi

University of London

3

Moon Zoo Citizen Science project - analysis, evaluation, and conclusions

Carli

IAPS-INAF

4

VNIR reflectance variability of igneous rocks from the Stillwater Complex as useful highland spectral analogues

Chevrel

Université de Toulouse

5

The Aristarchus crater: Inferred petrology at depth from spectral mineralogy and high resolution morphology

Cowley

European Astronaut Centre

6

Development and simulations for a lunar habitat energy provision system using matlab/simulink

Curran

University of Manchester

7

Characterisation of 12 Antarctic lunar meteorites

Day

SSERVI

8

The lunar mapping and modeling portal: enhanced tools for mission planning, science, and outreach

Gou

Université

de Toulouse

9

Slab spectra deconvolution and implications for the mafic mineralogy characterization of the lunar crust from visible-near infrared imaging spectroscopy

Grande

Aberystwyth University

10

The EuroMoon Consortium

Irfan

University of London

11

The lunar South Pole region: an insight into the composition and characterisation of a potential landing site

Killian

Technische Universität München

12

Investigating thermal aspects of lunar traverses for scientific exploration

Marriner

University of Oxford

13

Spectral characterisation of spinel-anorthite mixtures in the thermal infrared

Martin [Joy]

University of Manchester

16

A mid-infrared study and petrographic comparison of lunar feldspathic meteorites MIL 090034, MIL 090070 and MIL 090075

Pinault

University College London/Birkbeck

14

Advancing a search for non-terrestrial artefacts on the Moon

Robinson

Arizona State University

15

A focused path to extend human presence beyond low Earth orbit

Serventi

University of Parma

17

Analysis of reflectance spectra from Proclus crater (Moon)

Steenstra

VU University Amsterdam

18

Experimental metal-silicate partitioning of some siderophile elements at high pressures and temperatures and its relevance for lunar core formation

Vivaldi

INAF OAPD

19

3D morphometric analysis of lunar impact craters: A tool for degradation estimates and interpretation of maria stratigraphy





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