Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

The large number and diversity of known exoplanets gives an opportunity to learn about how planets form and evolve, and the physical processes that operate in their atmospheres and interiors. The challenge is to draw connections between the observed properties of exoplanets or Solar System planets and theories of their formation, structure, and evolution. At McGill, we are working on several different aspects of the evolution of gas giant planets, including the role of magnetic fields in hot jupiters, and models of gas giant formation with application to directly imaged planets.


Faculty Members

Cumming, Andrew

Associate Director of MSI; Associate Professor of Physics
Office: MSI 206

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