J. J. Zanazzi

Theoretical Astrophysicist

I am a theoretical astrophysicist, who's research investigates the ways in which planets form. My research lies at the intersection of orbital and fluid dynamics. My work seeks to understand the extraordinary diversity of exoplanetary system architectures we observe. I have also worked on tides in stellar binaries, theories for the origin of periodic fast radio bursts, and the accretion disks around supermassive black holes after the tidal disruption of stars. For more information on all of this, see my research.

I am a 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, working with Prof. Eugene Chiang. Before I arrived at Berkeley, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. I received my PhD from Cornell University, under the supervision of Prof. Dong Lai.

Email: jzanazzi@berkeley.edu