Exoplanets

Exoplanets

    Understanding planetary evolution 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 thousands of exoplanets orbiting other stars. Exoplanet studies at LPL cover a broad range of topics and benefit from unique departmental collaborations that bridge Solar System planetary science to astronomy. Key themes include the characterization and dispersal of protoplanetary disks around young stars, dynamics and stability of planetary systems, direct imaging and transit observations of exoplanets, and exoplanet atmospheric formation, evolution, and characterization.

    Exoplanets Faculty

    Dániel Apai

    Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Science, Principal Investigator, Alien Earths, Professor

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Gilda Ballester

    Research Professor (Retired)

    Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Atmospheres

    Travis Barman

    Associate Department Head, Professor

    Exoplanets

    Caitlin Griffith

    Professor Emeritus

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

    William Hubbard

    Professor Emeritus

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Theoretical Astrophysics, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Tommi Koskinen

    Associate Professor

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Renu Malhotra

    Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor, Regents Professor

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Orbital Dynamics, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Small Bodies, Theoretical Astrophysics

    Mark S. Marley

    Director, Department Head, Professor

    Exoplanets

    Isamu Matsuyama

    Professor

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Lunar Studies, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Geophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Ilaria Pascucci

    Professor

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Sukrit Ranjan

    Assistant Professor

    Astrobiology, Earth, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Theoretical Astrophysics

    Tyler Robinson

    Associate Professor

    Exoplanets

    Roger Yelle

    Professor

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Exoplanets Researchers

    Rahul Arora

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres

    Arin Avsar

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Naman Bajaj

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Galen Bergsten

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Dingshan Deng

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Formation and Evolution

    Searra Foote

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres

    Lori Huseby

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres

    Sarah E. Moran

    Director's Postdoctoral Fellow

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Atmospheres, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Fuda Nguyen

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Theoretical Astrophysics

    Lily Robinthal

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Atmospheres

    Arnaud Salvador

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Astrobiology, Earth, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Geophysics

    Harry Tang

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    Anna Taylor

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres

    Jingyu Wang

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Earth, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres