Lena Noack

Prof. Dr. Lena Noack

FU Berlin - Geodynamics and Mineral Physics of Planetary Processes

Principal Investigator

Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 838 636 94


About me

  • Since 05/2021: University professor
    Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Earth Sciences, Berlin, Germany

  • 06/2017-04/2021: Junior professor
    Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Earth Sciences, Berlin, Germany

  • 10/2012-05/2017: Post-doc position
    Royal Observatory of Belgium, Department Reference systems and Geodynamics, Brussels, Belgium

  • 10/2008-09/2012: Doctoral studies
    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany


My main research interests are

  • Mineral physics of planetary processes

  • Mantle convection and crust formation

  • Atmosphere build-up and habitability

Selected papers within the TRR project


F. Gaillard, M.A. Bouhifd, E. Furi, V. Malavergne, Y. Marrocchi, L. Noack, G. Ortenzi, M. Roskocz, S. Vulpius, 2021:
The Diverse Planetary Ingassing/Outgassing Paths Produced over Billions of Years of Magmatic Activity
Space Science Reviews, 217:22, doi: 10.1007/s11214-021-00802-1


N. Katyal, G. Ortenzi, J. L. Grenfell, L. Noack, F. Sohl, M. Godolt, A. Garcia Munoz, F. Schreier, F. Wunderlich and H. Rauer, 2020:
Effect of mantle oxidation state and escape upon the evolution of Earth’s magma ocean atmosphere.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 643, A81, TRR 170 Publication No. 117

G. Ortenzi, L. Noack, F. Sohl, C. M. Guimond, L. Grenfell, C. Dorn, J. M. Schmidt, S.Vulpius, N. Katyal, D. Kitzmann, and H. Rauer, 2020:
Mantle redox state drives outgassing chemistry and atmospheric composition of rocky planets
Scientific Reports, Nature publishing group, 10, 10907, TRR 170 Publication No. 103

J.L. Grenfell, J. Leconte, F. Forget, M. Godolt, O. Carrion-Gonzalez, L. Noack, F. Tian, H. Rauer, F. Gaillard, E. Bolmont, B. Charnay, M. Turbet, 2020:
Possible Atmospheric Diversity of Low Mass Exoplanets – Some Central Aspects
Space Science Reviews, 216:98, TRR 170 Publication No. 87

H. Lammer, M. Leitzinger, M. Scherf, P. Odert, C. Burger, D. Kubyshkina, C. Johnstone, T. Maindl, C. M. Schäfer, M. Güdel, N. Tosi, A. Nikolaou, E.,
Marcq, N. V. Erkaev, L. Noack, K. G. Kislyakova, L. Fossati, E., Pilat-Lohinger, F. Ragossnig, E. A. Dorfi 2020: Measured atmospheric 36Ar/38Ar,
20Ne/22Ne noble gas isotope and bulk K/U ratios constrain the early evolution of Venus and Earth.
Icarus, 339, 113551, 1-25, TRR 170 Publication No. 84

A.D. Del Genio, D. Brain, L. Noack, L. Schaefer 2020: The Inner Solar System’s Habitability Through Time. Book chapter in "Planetary Astrobiology",
pp. 419-447, Eds. Victoria Meadows, Giada Arney, David J. Des Marais, Britney Schmidt", link, University of Arizona Press, Tuscan,
DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816540068-ch016, TRR 170 Publication No. 67


V. Dehant, V. Debaille, V. Dobos, F. Gaillard, C. Gillmann, S. Goderis, J.L. Grenfell, D. Höning, E.J. Javaux, Ö. Karatekin, A. Morbidelli, L. Noack, H. Rauer, M. Scherf, T. Spohn, P. Tackley, K. Wünnemann, 2019: Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond.
Space Science Reviews, 215(6), 42, DOI: 10.1007/s11214-019-0608-8