Formation & Evolution of Planetary Systems

Ruth Murray-Clay

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Physics

Broida Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530

Office: Broida 2015F

(805) 893-5489



I study the formation and evolution of planetary systems, including the solar system. I am particularly interested in planetary dynamics, planet formation, evolution of planetary atmospheres, the solar system's Kuiper belt, and the structure of disks orbiting young stars.



Sept 2014:  I've moved to the Physics Department at UC Santa Barbara.


Sept 2014:  Physics 250: Order of Magnitude Astrophysics begins Monday, Oct 6, 2014, at 12:30-1:45 in Phelps 2514.

Funding gratefully

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