Prof. Ravit Helled

Center for Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology

Institute for Computational Science

University of Zurich

Winterthurerstr. 190

CH-8057 Zurich

Switzerland


Office: Irchel Campus, Y11, F84

email: rhelled_at_physik.uzh.ch

tel: (+41)0446356189

 

My main research interests are: planet formation, planetary interiors, planetary evolution, physics of solar systems, and exoplanets. Some of the key questions my research addresses are:

-- How do planets form?

-- How can we link planetary composition with planetary formation?

-- What physical processes affect the evolution and final structure/composition of planets?

-- What are the compositions of the planets in our Solar System?

-- What determines the final architecture of planetary systems?


CV Summary:

Education

Ph.D.: June 2008 (excellence program), Tel-Aviv University

B.Sc.: January 2004, Tel-Aviv University, dean’s list


Academic Appointments

  1. 2016-present: Associate Professor, Institute for Computational Science, University of Zurich

  2. 2015-2016: Associate Professor, Dept. Geophysics & Planetary Science, Tel-Aviv University

  3. 2011-2015: Assistant Professor, Dept. Geophysics & Planetary Science, Tel-Aviv University

  4. 2009-2011: Assistant Researcher, UCLA, Department of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences

  5. 2008-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, Department of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences

  6. 2001-2004: Research Assistant, School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University

  7. Space mission involvement

  8. Co-investigator, JUICE mission. (ESA mission)

  9. Science team member, Juno mission (NASA mission)

  10. Science team member, PLATO 2.0 mission (ESA mission)

  11. Interior working group leader and consortium member, ARIEL mission (ESA selected mission)