UCLA faculty study the dynamics and physical properties of the interiors, surfaces, and atmospheres of Earth, planets, moons, and other solar system objects. We investigate the convective motions in planetary mantles and cores, the links between the microscopic-scale structure of minerals and planetary scale processes, models of plate dynamics at a range of scales, and the atmospheric, surface, and interior processes in the solar system as revealed by spacecraft missions and ground-based telescopes.

For additional information, visit the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX) site.

Faculty in Planetary Science

Jonathan Aurnou Associate Professor
Jeremy Boyce Adjunct Assistant Professor
David Jewitt Professor
Abby Kavner Associate Professor
Margaret Kivelson Professor Emeritus
Jean-Luc Margot Professor
Jonathan Mitchell Assistant Professor
William Newman Professor
David Paige Professor
Christopher Russell Professor
Gerald Schubert Professor Emeritus
Marco Velli Professor