The discovery and characterization of planets outside the confines of the Solar System gives us context for Earth and its siblings. We have learned planet formation has a great diversity of outcomes, creating exotic worlds with extreme physical conditions. Moreover, we seek places beyond Earth where life can and does thrive.

Planetary science research at the University of Chicago is carried out in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Exoplanet Reading Group - Those interested in Extrasolar Planets at U of Chicago get together to discuss the latest papers.