Jacob (Coby) Abrahams

I am an undergraduate at Caltech studying Physics and Geophysics, with a minor in English. I will begin pursuing a PhD at UC Santa Cruz in the fall in the EPS Department.

My research interests are in planetary physics. I am interested in planetary interiors and orbital evolution, and like to work with a combination of analytical methods and numerical models. In the past I have worked on questions involving Mercury's core with Professor Dave Stevenson at Caltech and on thermal evolution of asteroids with Professor Ben Weiss at MIT. I plan to work primarily with Professor Francis Nimmo on solid bodies in the solar system for my PhD, but I am also interested in seeing what exoplanets can tell us about planetary formation.

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I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at Caltech:

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