Michael Jura

Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy

3-907 Physics and Astronomy Building

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547

Tel: (310) 825-4302

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B.A., Physics, UC Berkeley, 1967

Ph.D., Astronomy, Harvard University, 1971

Research Interests

I have worked on the astrophysics of cold, low density environments.

Now my major current interest is extrasolar planetary systems: their comets, asteroids, and planets. My long term goal is to determine if there is life in these environments.

My team has played a major role in using white dwarfs to study extrasolar minor planets, and we have demonstrated that we can successfully combine observations obtained at many different wavelengths with theoretical models.