Astronomy Department Research Project

Berkeley Nexus for Exoplanet System Science

Planetary

Lead:
Paul Kalas
James Graham

Faculty:
Eugene Chiang

Postdocs:

Graduate Students:
Jason Wang

Additional members:

Project Description

At Berkeley we are currently using the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) to survey 600 young, nearby stars for extrasolar planets and debris disks; we are pursuing investigations that combine Kepler, Keck and the Automated Planet Finder to characterize more distant and older planetary systems with both gas giant and rocky planets; and we are pursing state-of-the-art analytical and numerical techniques to advance the theory of planet formation and evolution.

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