Kanani Lee

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Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics

FMS session: “Planetary Diversity: From Diamond Planets to Hot Jupiters”

With more than 3000 planets (to date) confirmed outside of our own Solar System, the realization that many are very different from those in our own Solar System lends itself easily to the discussion of plausible planetary compositions and its effect on a planet’s thermochemical evolution.  In this talk I’ll bring together astronomical observations, mineral physics experiments and geodynamical models to constrain possible exoplanetary interiors.