Brigitte Knapmeyer-Endrun is a geophysicist and currently serves as the Head of the Seismological Observatory at Bensberg, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Cologne, Germany. Her research interests include: planetary seismology (Moon, Mars), crustal and upper mantle structure of the Earth – imaging with receiver functions, surface waves, ambient noise, and array seismology.
What Do We Know About Martian Crust? - Based on the analysis of marsquakes recorded by NASA's InSight mission, the structure of Mars's crust has now been determined in absolute numbers for the first time. Beneath the InSight landing site, the crust is either approximately 20 or 39 kilometres thick. That is the result of an international research team led by geophysicist Dr Brigitte Knapmeyer-Endrun at the University of Cologne's Institute of Geology and Mineralogy.