Research

Planetary Systems

Atmospheres & Life

Comets & Asteroids

Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Kepler Team

McDonald Laser Ranging Station

Planetary Systems : Atmospheres & Life

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


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William Cochran  

Research Professor

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Research Interests

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

Group Areas

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


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Michael Endl  

Research Scientist

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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.

Group Areas

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


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John Scalo  

Professor

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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


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Laurence M Trafton  

Senior Research Scientist

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Research Interests

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

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life


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Alan Sluder  

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Theory, Astrobiology, Atmospheres & Life



Galileo image of Pele’s deposition ring.

from

DSMC Modeling of the Plume Pele on Io 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2010)