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Li Zeng

Li Zeng

Simons Postdoctoral Fellow (Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life)

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University (laboratory of Prof. Stein B. Jacobson)

Email: astrozeng@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 20 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Ph.D. & M.A. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University

B.S. in Physics, MIT (Tang Scholarship)

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I study the physics and chemistry of exoplanets.

I am very grateful to my mentors and collaborators:

Stein B. Jacobsen, Dimitar D. Sasselov, Michail I. Petaev, Andrew Vanderburg, Mercedes Lopez-Morales, Juan Perez-Mercader, Thomas R. Mattsson, Gongjie Li, Matthew Z. Heising, Aldo S. Bonomo, Mario Damasso, Travis A. Berger, Hao Cao, Amit Levi, Robin Wordsworth, James Kirk, Jane Huang, Raphaelle D. Haywood, Sam Hadden, Sam N. Quinn, David Latham, Jingjing Chen, David Kipping, Doug Lin, Alessandro Morbidelli, Debra Ann Fischer, Sara Seager......

PNAS article on water worlds: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/20/9723

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Mass-Radius Diagram

Plots and Tables for download.

Planet Interior Models

Numerical Model and Analytical Model

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