Prof. Ravit Helled

Center for Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology

Institute for Computational Science

University of Zurich

Winterthurerstr. 190

CH-8057 Zurich



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?

I am a member of the science team of the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter and a Co-Investigator in the ESA JUICE mission. I am also involved in the PLATO 2.0 mission and the ARIEL mission.  

My CV can be found here