Seth Jacobson

Seth Jacobson Speaking at a conference

Planetary Sciences
Assistant Professor
 142 Natural Science
  (517) 353-9009
  seth@msu.edu

My students and I are planetary scientists who study the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of the Solar System as well as other planetary systems with the tools of celestial mechanics, geophysics, and geochemistry. Our science is driven by the big questions: Where did we come from? What else is out there? and, How unique is our history?

Recent Publications

  • Lambrechts, M., A. Morbidelli, S. A. Jacobson, A. Johansen, B. Bitsch, A. Izidoro, and S. N. Raymond. Formation of planetary systems by pebble accretion and migration. How the radial pebble flux determines a terrestrial-planet or super-Earth growth mode. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 627, A83 (2019)
  • Bitsch, B., A. Izidoro, A. Johansen, S. N. Raymond, A. Morbidelli, M. Lambrechts, and S. A. Jacobson. Formation of planetary systems by pebble accretion and migration: growth of gas giants. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 623, A88 (2019)
  • Izidoro, A., B. Bitsch, S. N. Raymond, A. Johansen, A. Morbidelli, M. Lambrechts, and S. A. Jacobson. Formation of planetary systems by pebble accretion and migration: Hot super-Earth systems from breaking compact resonant chains. arXiv e-prints. arXiv:1902.08772 (2019)
  • O'Brien, D. P., A. Izidoro, S. A. Jacobson, S. N. Raymond, and D. C. Rubie. The Delivery of Water During Terrestrial Planet Formation. Space Science Reviews. 214, 47 (2018)
  • Jacobson, S. A., D. C. Rubie, J. Hernlund, A. Morbidelli, and M. Nakajima. Formation, stratification, and mixing of the cores of Earth and Venus. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 474, 375-386 (2017)
  • Polishook, D., S. A. Jacobson, A. Morbidelli, and O. Aharonson. A Martian origin for the Mars Trojan asteroids. Nature Astronomy. 1, 0179 (2017)

Links

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