Theory Group


Cosmic Reionization

Early Universe

First Stars & Galaxies

Fundamental Physics

Structure Formation

Extragalactic Astrophysics

Active Galactic Nuclei

Clusters of Galaxies

Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics

Galactic Evolution

ISM and Star Formation

Milky Way Evolution

Planetary Sciences


Planet Formation

Stellar Astrophysics


Gamma-ray Bursts

Neutron Stars & Magnetars


White Dwarfs

Theory Group : Planetary Sciences : Planet Formation

Erik Brugamyer, John Scalo

ADS | astro-ph

John Scalo  



Research Interests

Star formation; interstellar medium; turbulence; galaxy evolution; complex systems; astrobiology.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life, Theory, Astrobiology, Planet Formation, ISM and Star Formation, Milky Way Evolution, Star Formation & Protoplanetary Disks

ADS | astro-ph

Erik Brugamyer  

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Planet Formation

The growth of the ultradense exoplanet HD 149026b. At t = 1.57 Myr, when the planet reaches its current mass of 115 Earth masses, the core is 66 Earth masses, in excellent agreement with the observed transit depth.


Discovering the Growth Histories of Exoplanets: The Saturn Analog HD 149026b astro-ph