Jack Lissauer

Contact Information
Staff Scientist
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Professional Background
Professional Biography: 
• 8-96 to Pres., Space Scientist, AST, Planetary System - Planetary Systems Branch, Space Sciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
• 6-87 to 8-96, Assistant/Associate Professor, Astronomy Program, Department of Earth & Space Sciences State University of New York, Stony Brook

• Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, December 1982, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Thesis title: Dynamics of Saturn's Rings, Thesis advisor: Frank H. Shu
• S.B. in Mathematics, February 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Interests: 
Jack Lissauer is an authority on nebula dynamical processes, planet formation, and celestial dynamics.
Select Publications: 
Lissauer, J.J., 1993. "Planet Formation" Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 31, 129-174.

Lissauer, J.J., 1995. "Urey Prize Lecture: On the Diversity of Plausible Planetary Systems" Icarus,114, 217-236.

Lissauer, J.J., 1997. "Planetary Systems: Growing Up in a Two-Parent Family?" Nature, 386, 18-19.

Lissauer, J.J., 1997. "It's Not Easy to Make the Moon" Nature, 389, 327-328.

Lissauer, J.J., 1999. "How Common are Habitable Planets?" Nature 402, C11-C14.

Bodenheimer, P., O. Hubickyj and J.J. Lissauer, 2000.  "Models of the In Situ Formation of Detected Extrasolar Giant Planets" Icarus 143, 2-14.

Lissauer, J.J., 2001. "Time for Gas Planets to Grow" Nature 409, 23-24.
Other Information
NASA Missions: 
Co-Investigator on the Kepler Mission
Awards and Other: 
Harold C. Urey Prize, Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, 1992
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1987-1991