Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Canup, Robin M.
Location Southwest Research Institute
Primary Field Geophysics
 Election Citation
Canup is a leader in the theory of planetary satellite formation. The most significant accomplishments are the quantitative assessment of the conditions under which Earth's moon formed through a giant impact, and theoretical models for the formation of the giant planet satellite systems and the Pluto-Charon system.
 Research Interests
Moon origin and early evolution; satellite formation; compact exoplanetary system formation; giant impacts.

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