Hilke E. Schlichting

 
 
 

My research interests span all aspects of planet formation theory, extrasolar planets and solar system dynamics. I am interested in our solar system, since it is the only place where we can examine the outcome of planet formation in detail and it provides a wealth of information about planet formation processes that will remain unattainable for extrasolar systems. For example, I am interested in the Kuiper Belt, which it is an ideal laboratory to test planet formation theories, because it provides a snapshot of an early phase of planet formation that was erased else where in the solar system, where planet formation proceeded all the way to completion. I am very interested in extrasolar planets, because their diversity exemplifies the range of possible outcomes of planet formation. Extrasolar planets are therefore ideal for testing and challenging planet formation theories.

 

Research Interests

I am an assistant Professor in EAPS and Physics at MIT.




MY CONTACT:

Address:

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences


Massachusetts Institute of Technology  


77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge


MA 02139-4307


Email: hilke AT mit.edu

Phone: (617) 324-7278

Office:  54-424






Education:


PhD.: Astrophysics, Caltech 2009

         Advisor: Re’em Sari

BA., M.S.,: Physics, University of  

         Cambridge, 2004


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Last Updated: January 2016

 
Image Credit: Helen Hill