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Planetary Physics

Planetary Physicists study the Solar System and its constituents as well as exoplanetary sytems. Many are astronomers, too, in the sense that studies are conducted remotely. However, by employing spacecraft as probes, planetary physicists can reach out and touch many bodies in the Solar System, and thereby conduct astrochemical and astrogeological studies not possible in other astronomical disciplines. A major thrust of planetary research is to identify environments suitable for the development of life and, in turn, to detect evidence of life in the Solar System and beyond.

Picture Name Research Area Research Type
Picture of Norbert Bartel Bartel, Norbert Astronomy and Astrophysics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Sunil Bisnath Bisnath, Sunil Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Allan Carswell Carswell, Allan Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Planetary Physics
Experimental
Picture of Yongsheng Chen Chen, Yongsheng Planetary Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Michael Daly Daly, Michael Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Mark Gordon Gordon, Mark Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Regina Lee Lee, Regina Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Siu Ning Leung Leung, Siu Ning Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Charles Thomas (Tom) McElroy McElroy, Charles Thomas (Tom) Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Chris McLinden McLinden, Chris Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of John Moores Moores, John Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Brendan Quine Quine, Brendan Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Jinjun Shan Shan, Jinjun Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Gordon Shepherd Shepherd, Gordon Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of James Whiteway Whiteway, James Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Zheng Hong Zhu Zhu, Zheng Hong Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical