Star and Planet Formation Laboratory

  • Students standing in group shot.
  • Student sitting at computer.
  • Telescope

ASCB Rm 321A
Phone (323) 343-2132 | Department Office (323) 343-2100 |


Susan Terebey

David Van Buren


Jonathan Barnes

Arianna Brown

Lizxandra Flores Rivera

Edith Soto

Ethan Villarama


How do stars like the Sun form? What are the implications for planet formation? In the fall of 2015, students meet to discuss astrophysics research. During the quarter they will run radiative transfer codes, and write software programs in IDL to compare the simulation results with observational data.