Jonathan I. Lunine

David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences; Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

402 Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
p: (607) 255-5911

Jonathan I. Lunine

David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences; Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Planetary science—how planets form; how they evolve; whether they host life

Current Research Interest

The evolution and habitability of moons of the outer solar system; the formation and evolution of giant planets in our own solar system and around other stars

Distinction

National Academy of Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
Jean Dominique Cassini Medal, European Geoscience Union
International Academy of Astronautics, Basic Science Award
American Geophysical Union, James B. Macelwane Medal
American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science, Harold C. Urey Prize 

Selected Publications

Mousis, Olivier, Thomas Ronnet, and Jonathan I. Lunine. “Jupiter’s Formation in the Vicinity of the Amorphous Ice Snowline.” The Astrophysical Journal 875, no. 1 (2019).

Mastrogiuseppe, Marco, Valerio Poggiali, Alexander Gerard Hayes, Jonathan I. Lunine, Roberto Seu, Giuseppe Mitri, and Ralph Detlef Lorenz. “Deep and Methane-Rich Lakes on Titan.” Nature Astronomy 3 (2019): 535-542.

Cornell Research Website Article

How Do Planets Form and Evolve?