Research

Planetary Systems

Atmospheres & Life

Comets & Asteroids

Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Kepler Team

McDonald Laser Ranging Station

Planetary Systems

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Faculty/Scientists

Publications


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G. Fritz Benedict

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Space astrometry; search for extrasolar planetary systems; surface photometry of galaxies; barred galaxies.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Stars, Cool Stars, Galactic Structure, Space Astrometry


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 |  astro-ph

Anita Cochran

Assistant Director

Research Interests

Primitive bodies in the solar system; chemical composition of comets; the Kuiper belt, CONTOUR Mission Science Team.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Comets & Asteroids


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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.

Group Areas

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


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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.

Group Areas

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


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Adam Kraus

Assistant Professor

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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Phillip MacQueen

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Instrumentation, CCD detectors, exoplanets, the Galaxy halo.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Stars, Instrumentation & Device Development


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 |  astro-ph

Barbara McArthur

Research Scientist

Research Interests

HST Astrometry; search for extrasolar planets.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Stars, Cool Stars, Galactic Structure, Space Astrometry


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 |  astro-ph

Ivan Ramirez

Research Fellow

Research Interests

Chemical abundances of planet-host stars; solar twins and solar siblings; Galactic chemical evolution; stellar granulation.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Stars, Chemical Abundances


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 |  astro-ph

Judit Gy├Ârgyey Ries

Research Associate

Research Interests

Planetary Astronomy, Astrometry and physical characterization of Near Earth Objects, especially Earth-crossing asteroids.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Comets & Asteroids


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Brian Roman

Research Engineer/Scientist Associate III

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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John Scalo

Professor

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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 |  astro-ph

Peter J Shelus

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Small Solar System body motions; time: laser ranging; Earth and lunar dynamics; stellar astrometry.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Comets & Asteroids, McDonald Laser Ranging Station


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Laurence M Trafton

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

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

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life

Postdocs

Publications


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Andrew Mann

Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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Adam McKay

Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Comets & Asteroids


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Stefano Meschiari

Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Areas

Planetary Systems

Graduate Students

Publications


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Erik Brugamyer

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Planet Formation


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Kevin Gullikson

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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Marshall Johnson

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems


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Amy Jones

Graduate Student - Texas A&M

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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Andrew Riddle

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems


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Mo (Emma) Yu

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Interstellar