Eric Lopez

University of California, Santa Cruz
159 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB)
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
edlopez _at_ ucsc _dot_ edu

I'm finishing PhD candidate in the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. I work with Jonathan Fortney on the nature of low mass transiting planets, especially those found by Kepler. In particular, I am interested in using models of planet thermal and photo-evaporative evolution to understand the formation and evolution of populations of sub-Neptunes and super-Earths.