Pierre Thomas is a geologist and professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where he has been working since 1987, after a few years at the CNRS. Most of his research has focused on the geology of the solar system, particularly Mercury, Mars and the satellites of Jupiter. In addition to planetology, he also teaches the history of the Earth and climates, the origin of life... He is best known for his involvement in the dissemination of knowledge to the general public and in the training (initial and in-service) of high school teachers. He is the on-site scientific manager, the site of the Ministère de l’Education Nationale for the continuing training of SVT teachers. Its reference laboratory is the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon : Earth, Planet, Environment.

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