Eugene Chiang is a professor in the Department of Astronomy. His research includes theoretical astrophysics, with emphasis on understanding the origin and evolution of planetary systems, both extra-solar and solar.
Topics of interest include protoplanetary disks, debris disks including the Kuiper belt, extrasolar planets, planet formation, gravitational dynamics, hydrodynamics.
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The first image of an extrasolar planet has won UC Berkeley astronomers and their team of planetary paparazzi the 2009 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the most outstanding paper published in the journal Science.