Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution

Exoplanets Faculty

Daniel Apai

Associate Professor

Gilda Ballester

Senior Research Scientist

Travis Barman

Professor

Caitlin Griffith

Professor

William Hubbard

Professor Emeritus

Tommi Koskinen

Assistant Professor

Renu Malhotra

Regents' Professor, Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor

Isamu Matsuyama

Associate Professor

Ilaria Pascucci

Associate Professor
Adam Showman

Adam Showman

Professor

Roger Yelle

Professor

Other Researchers Working in Exoplanets

Andrea Banzatti

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Laci Brock

PTYS Graduate Student

Saverio Cambioni

PTYS Graduate Student

Alexandre Emsenhuber

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rachel Fernandes

PTYS Graduate Student

Hamish Hay

PTYS Graduate Student

Nathanial Hendler

PTYS Graduate Student

Ben Lew

PTYS Graduate Student

Joshua Lothringer

PTYS Graduate Student

John Noonan

PTYS Graduate Student

Sarah Peacock

PTYS Graduate Student

Kyle Pearson

PTYS Graduate Student

Maria Steinrueck

PTYS Graduate Student

Shane Stone

PTYS Graduate Student

Harry Tang

PTYS Graduate Student

Jess Vriesema

PTYS Graduate Student

Understanding how planets form and evolve and how life emerged on Earth are among the most fundamental questions in planetary science and astronomy. We are living in an exciting era where, in addition to the planets in our Solar System, we can study and characterize over thousand exoplanets orbiting other stars. Exoplanet studies at the LPL cover a broad range of topics including the characterization and dispersal of protoplanetary disks around young stars, dynamics and stability of planetary systems, direct imaging and transit observations of exoplanets, study of exoplanet atmospheres including observable effects of their magnetic fields, dynamics of planetary atmospheres, and exoplanet climate models.