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 planet-terre.ens-lyon.fr, 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.
- Website : http://planet-terre.ens-lyon.fr/
Articles published on this website:
- The origin of life as seen by a geologist who loves astronomy, published in Life, Emergence of life - The Friday 27 May 2016
- The biosphere, a major geological player, published in Life, Emergence of life - The Wednesday 25 May 2016