Welcome to my website! I am a 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy at Yale University. My primary research focus looks into the various mechanisms by which stellar properties (mass, spin rate, winds) affect the planet formation process. However, my interests vary widely, broadly including the various formation pathways that cause planetary systems to differ from our own, the factors governing mass extinctions in Earth’s history, and the mystery of how the Earth was habitable 3.5 billion years ago. I enjoy utilizing simplified mathematical methods to extract important lessons from problems spanning planetary astrophysics. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments about my published work, or if you have any projects on which you are interested in collaborating.


Contact: christopher.spalding@yale.edu