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Bonan (Michael) Pu

Astronomy & Space Sciences

Bonan (Michael) Pu

Space Sciences Building, Room 611


I am researching the dynamical properties of multi-planet systems using a mix of pen-and-paper calculations and numerical simulations, advised by Prof. Dong Lai. The goal is to explain the origins and diversity of observed planet system architectures. Current research involves predicting the evolution of unstable multi-planet systems and also the production of ultra-short period planets.

I am also interested in cycling, politics, classical music and whistling. In the far future, I hope to become an influential politician.


  • Astronomy

Graduate Fields

  • Astronomy and Space Sciences


Advisor: Professor Dong Lai

Research interests: Exoplanets, dynamics, planetary science