Planetary Systems : Atmospheres & Life

  • Atmospheres of major planets and their satellites
  • Ground and space based spectrographic observations
  • Kuiper belt
  • Theory

William Cochran, Michael Endl, John Scalo, Alan Sluder, Laurence M Trafton


William Cochran

Research Professor

Research Interests

Searches for extrasolar planetary systems; high-precision measurements of stellar radial velocity variations; variable stars; planetary atmospheres; comets; asteroids.

Publications

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Kepler Team


Michael Endl

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Detection of extrasolar planets and brown dwarf companions. Search for extremely low-mass planets around M dwarf stars. High precision stellar radial velocity measurements. Astrobiology.

Publications

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Kepler Team


John Scalo

Professor

Research Interests

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

Publications

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

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


Laurence M Trafton

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Planetary atmospheres; volatile transport; evolution of the solar system.

Publications

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life


18 September 2015
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