Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Insights into the formation, composition, and structure of exoplanets

Presented by Jason Steffen, University of Nevada Las Vegas

A variety of new software tools, new experimental methods, and new observational approaches open new avenues for understanding the properties of exoplanets and exoplanetary systems. I will discuss several developments from the exoplanet group at UNLV. Of particular importance is collaborative work with high pressure physicists who have made groundbreaking measurements of the properties of water ice—identifying a new phase of ice, which has implications for our understanding of water-rich exoplanets.

3:30 pm, Friday, September 9, 2022


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