planet formation; exoplanets; giant planets; solar system
Humphries J, Vazan A, Bonavita M, Helled R, Nayakshin S (2019), Constraining the initial planetary population in the gravitational instability model, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
, 488(4), 4873-4889.
Liu Shang-Fei, Hori Yasunori, Müller Simon, Zheng Xiaochen, Helled Ravit, Lin Doug, Isella Andrea (2019), The formation of Jupiter’s diluted core by a giant impact, in Nature
, 572(7769), 355-357.
Podolak Morris, Helled Ravit, Schubert Gerald (2019), Effect of non-adiabatic thermal profiles on the inferred compositions of Uranus and Neptune, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
, 487(2), 2653-2664.
Valletta Claudio, Helled Ravit (2019), The Deposition of Heavy Elements in Giant Protoplanetary Atmospheres: The Importance of Planetesimal–Envelope Interactions, in The Astrophysical Journal
, 871(1), 127-127.
Alibert Yann, Venturini Julia, Helled Ravit, Ataiee Sareh, Burn Remo, Senecal Luc, Benz Willy, Mayer Lucio, Mordasini Christoph, Quanz Sascha P., Schönbächler Maria (2018), The formation of Jupiter by hybrid pebble–planetesimal accretion, in Nature Astronomy
, 2(11), 873-877.
Lozovsky M., Helled R., Dorn C., Venturini J. (2018), Threshold Radii of Volatile-rich Planets, in The Astrophysical Journal
, 866(1), 49-49.
Chau Alice, Reinhardt Christian, Helled Ravit, Stadel Joachim (2018), Forming Mercury by Giant Impacts, in The Astrophysical Journal
, 865(1), 35-35.
Cumming Andrew, Helled Ravit, Venturini Julia (2018), The primordial entropy of Jupiter, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
, 477(4), 4817-4823.
Vazan Allona, Helled Ravit, Guillot Tristan (2018), Jupiter’s evolution with primordial composition gradients, in Astronomy & Astrophysics
, 610, L14-L14.
Müller Simon, Helled Ravit, Mayer Lucio (2018), On the Diversity in Mass and Orbital Radius of Giant Planets Formed via Disk Instability, in The Astrophysical Journal
, 854(2), 112-112.
Mazzola Guglielmo, Helled Ravit, Sorella Sandro (2018), Phase Diagram of Hydrogen and a Hydrogen-Helium Mixture at Planetary Conditions by Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations, in Physical Review Letters
, 120(2), 025701-025701.
Venturini Julia, Helled Ravit (2017), The Formation of Mini-Neptunes, in The Astrophysical Journal
, 848(2), 95-95.
Ravit Helled1 and David Stevenson (2017), The Fuzziness of Giant Planets' Cores, in The Astrophysical Journal Letters
, 840, 1.
The curiosity about other worlds has always been a great source of inspiration. Today, we know that planets are common astronomical objects, and not only do we have the opportunity to investigate the planets in our own Solar System, but also to characterize planets around other stars. The aim of this proposal is to develop a new generation of giant planet models. Investigating giant planets is particularly timely now. At present, there are the ongoing Juno and Cassini space missions dedicated to giant planet exploration inside the Solar System, as well as the planned CHEOPS, TESS and PLATO 2.0 missions and ground- based facilities to detect and characterize exoplanets. The planned and operational space missions have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of planetary systems, but this can only be done with a compatible advance in theory. The overarching objective of this proposal is to develop a unified theoretical framework for giant planets.This project is unique for several reasons: it combines research of solar and extrasolar planets, synthesizes theory and observations, includes the two models for giant planet formation, and couples theories of planetary origin, evolution, and internal structure in one theoretical framework. This research will provide a crucial element that is required for understanding giant planets as a class of planetary objects as well as for interpreting current and upcoming solar and extrasolar data.