Ryan Cloutier
Ryan Cloutier
Assistant Professor

Ryan Cloutier's research focuses on the detection and characterization of the galaxy's most common planets around its most common stars. These exoplanets have sizes between that of the Earth and Neptune and do not have an analog in our solar system that we can study up close. His interests are in using observational techniques to understand the compositions of these so-called super-Earths and sub-Neptunes, to inform our understanding of how these planets form and whether their surface conditions may be hospitable for life.

exoplanets, planet formation, planet composition, M dwarfs, observational astronomy
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