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We are delighted to announce the inception of the Caltech Center for Comparative Planetary Evolution (3CPE), and we invite all interested members of the Caltech community to participate. The goal of the 3CPE is to merge the fields of astronomy, geology, and biology to explore the origin and evolution of planetary systems and their biospheres. Addressing these questions requires research and insight which crosses traditional discipline boundaries. The 3CPE will be a catalyst for driving collaborations and forming a community spanning these disciplines. We will seed innovative partnerships bridging fields, provide opportunities for young scientists to expand their training into new areas, and help to develop a common culture linking these often well-separated disciplines.

Our biggest goal is to grow a community of people interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of comparative planetary evolution that will allow Caltech researchers to scientifically excel in new ways.

Explore more about the 3CPE, see the programs that the Center supports, examine research being undertaken by members of the Center, check out the next events happening within the center, look at potential academic paths for student members of the Center, or read below for the most recent news.

Interested in being involved? Contact any of the executive committee, or send email to cpe (at) gps.caltech.edu