Welcome to MI Planets

An interdisciplinary exoplanet research initiative at the University of Michigan

MI Planets at U-M

Affiliated Research Groups 

MI Planets is comprised of several affiliated research groups drawn from the Departments of Astronomy, Physics, Climate and Space Science, as well as Earth and Environmental Science.

Local and Regional Exoplanet Events

In addition to our weekly Journal Club, recent meetings held at UM include “Origins of Volatiles in Forming Habitable Planets”, “Multi-dimensional Mapping of Exoplanets”, and “The Great Lakes Exoplanet Area Meeting” (GLEAM) all sponsored in part by the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics.

Research Facilities 

In addition to a wide range of telescopic observational facilities, interdisciplinary research involves high performance computing clusters, high pressure laboratories for the study of planetary interiors, and laboratories for the development of space-flight hardware.

Fellowship Opportunities

We welcome potential applicants for the 51 Peg b and NASA Hubble Fellowship Programs. Additional opportunities to join our research community are afforded by the Michigan Society of Fellows, the Presidential Post-doctoral and LSA Collegiate Fellows programs, as well as the Michigan Data Science Fellows Program.

Research Opportunities for Students

Numerous research projects are available for students at all levels.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field enables the very best science as well as promotes social justice.

University Partners

In addition to the academic departments from which our affiliates are drawn, we maintain strong relationships with the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics, the Michigan Space Institute, the Michigan Data Science Institute, and many others.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a visit or to learn more about opportunities for study, training, as well as collaboration.

Useful Links

Here you can find a set of links to regional, national, and international institutions with whom we work, that support our goals.

Contact Us

MI-Planets @ The University of Michigan

1085 S. University, 323 West Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

mi-planets-coord@umich.edu