Peter Grindrod
It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.
— Ernest Shackleton

I’m a planetary scientist specialising in terrestrial planets and the occasional icy moon. My research combines experiments, theory, and observations, to better understand the geological evolution of solar system bodies.

I’m passionate about engaging people with my research, and with science in general. This has involved a wide range of activities, from giving talks and being a STEM ambassador, through to running school masterclasses and virtual reality expeditions.

Recent spacecraft images are often breathtaking, and reveal planetary bodies in our solar system in unprecedented detail. The nature of my research means that I am often lucky enough to work with these stunning images of other worlds.

Here you’ll be able to find details of my research, publications and academic CV, as well as the occasional blog post about something planetary.