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Rosaly M. C. Lopes

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Rio de Janeiro
Nationality Brazilian
Other names Rosaly M. C. Lopes-Gautier
Alma mater University College, University of London
Awards 2005 Carl Sagan Medal; 2014 Lowell Thomas award from The Explorers Club
Scientific career
Fields geologist, volcanologist
Institutions Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Rosaly M. C. Lopes was born on 8 January 1957 in Brazil's capital Rio de Janeiro. She is a geologist involved in the research of planets and a volcanologist. She authored many scientific papers as well as several books. She also supports education. Her key scientific research areas are Planets and Earth science focusing on volcanos.

Books Written (Selected)

Selected media

Selected documentaries and TV shows of Lopes include:

  • History Channel's "Prehistoric Megastorms" (2008);
  • "Heads Up" Science Series, Knowledge TV, Canada, episode on New Horizons (January 2008);
  • History Channel's "Search for E.T.", in "The Universe" series (August 2007);
  • PBS "Wired Science" interview on volcanoes (October 2007);
  • Discovery Channel's "Titan: Rendezvous with Saturn's Moon" (updated version, May 2007);
  • History Channel's "Ask Mr. Know-It-All", pilot episode (as expert on volcanic dust), 2006;
  • History Channel's "Inside the Volcano" (December 2006);
  • Discovery Channel's "Rewind 2006" (science stories of 2006, December 2006);
  • National Geographic Television's "Hollywood Science: Forces of Nature" (April 2006);
  • Discovery Channel's "Planet Storm" (2001);
  • Discovery Channel's "95 Worlds and Counting" (2001)
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