General Audience Articles

  1. Pathway to Planet Nine (2016) K. Batygin, Physics World, July 2016 issue
  2. Born of Chaos: the Violent Biography of Our Solar System (2016) K. Batygin, G. Laughlin, A. Morbidelli, Scientific American, May 2016 issue (cover story)

Refereed Publications (1st-3rd author)

  1. An Analytic Criterion for Turbulent Disruption of Planetary Resonances (2017) K. Batygin & F. Adams, The Astronomical Journal, 153, 120
  2. Generation of Highly Inclined Trans-Neptunian Objects by Planet Nine (2016) K. Batygin & M. Brown, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 833, 3
  3. Solar Obliquity Induced by Planet Nine (2016) E. Bailey, K. Batygin, M. Brown, The Astronomical Journal, 152, 126
  4. Dynamical Constraints on the Core Mass of Hot Jupiter HAT-P-13b (2016) P. B. Buhler, H. A. Knutson, K. Batygin , B. J. Fulton , J. J. Fortney, The Astrophysical Journal, 821, 26 
  5. In Situ Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Hot Jupiter Systems (2016) K. Batygin, P. H. Bodenheimer, G. Laughlin, The Astrophysical Journal, 829, 114 
  6. Spin-orbit Misalignment as a Driver of the Kepler Dichotomy (2016) C. Spalding & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 830, 5
  7. Observational Constraints on the Orbit and Location of Planet Nine in the Outer Solar System (2016) M. Brown & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 824, 2
  8. Resonant Removal of Exomoons During Planetary Migration (2016) C. Spalding, K. Batygin, F. Adams, The Astrophysical Journal, 817, 18
  9. Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System (2016) K. Batygin & M. Brown, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 22
  10. Magnetic Origins of the Stellar Mass-Obliquity Correlation in Planetary Systems (2015) C. Spalding & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 811, 82
  11. Spin-Spin Coupling in the Solar System (2015) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, The Astrophysical Journal, 810, 110B
  12. Capture of Planets Into Mean-Motion Resonances and the Origins of Extrasolar Orbital Architectures (2015) K. Batygin, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451, 2589B
  13. Jupiter’s Decisive Role in the Inner Solar System’s Early Evolution (2015) K. Batygin & G. Laughlin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 4214B
  14. Migration of Two Massive Planets Into (and Out of) First Order Mean Motion Resonances (2015) K. Deck & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 810, 119
  15. Dynamical Evolution of Multi-Resonant Systems: the Case of GJ876 (2015) K. Batygin, K. Deck, M. Holman, The Astronomical Journal, 149, 167B
  16. Chaotic Disintegration of the Inner Solar System (2015) K. Batygin, A. Morbidelli, M. J. Holman, The Astrophysical Journal, 799, 120B
  17. Alignment of Protostars and Circumstellar Disks During the Embedded Phase (2014) C. Spalding, K. Batygin, F. Adams, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 797, L29
  18. Non-axisymmetric Flows on Hot Jupiters with Oblique Magnetic Fields (2014) K. Batygin, S. Stanley, The Astrophysical Journal, 794, 10B
  19. Pre-Late Heavy Bombardment Evolution of the Earth’s Obliquity (2014) G. Li & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 795, 67L
  20. Early Excitation of Spin-Orbit Misalignments in Close-in Planetary Systems (2014) C. Spalding & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 790, 42S
  21. On the Spin-Axis Dynamics of a Moonless Earth (2014) G. Li & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 790, 69L
  22. Spin-Orbit Angle Distribution and the Origin of (Mis)Aligned Hot Jupiters (2014) A. Crida & K. Batygin, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 567A, 42C
  23. Magnetic and Gravitational Disk-Star Interactions: An Interdependence of PMS Stellar Rotation Rates and Spin-Orbit Misalignments (2013) K. Batygin & F. Adams, The Astrophysical Journal, 778, 169B
  24. Dynamical Measurements of the Interior Structure of Exoplanets (2013) J. C. Becker & K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 778, 2
  25. Magnetically Controlled Circulation on Hot Extrasolar Planets (2013) K. Batygin, S. Stanley, D. J. Stevenson, The Astrophysical Journal, 776, 53
  26. Analytical Treatment of Planetary Resonances (2013) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 566, 28B
  27. Mass-Radius Relationships for Very Low Mass Gaseous Planets (2013) K. Batygin & D. J. Stevenson, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 769, 9B
  28. Dissipative Divergence of Resonant Orbits (2013) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, The Astronomical Journal, 145, 1B
  29. The Mass, Orbit, and Tidal Evolution of the Quaoar–Weywot System (2013) W. C. Fraser, K. Batygin, M. E. Brown, A. Bouchez, Icarus 222, 357 
  30. A Primordial Origin for Misalignments Between Stellar Spin Axes and Planetary Orbits (2012) K. Batygin, Nature, 491, 418
  31. Instability-Driven Dynamical Evolution Model of a Primordially 5-Planet Outer Solar System (2012) K. Batygin, M. E. Brown, H. Betts, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 744, L1
  32. Explaining Why the Uranian Satellites Have Equatorial Prograde Orbits Despite the Large Planetary Obliquity (2012) A. Morbidelli, K. Tsiganis, K. Batygin, A. Crida, R. Gomes, Icarus, 219, 737M
  33. Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems in Presence of Highly Inclined Stellar Perturbers (2011) K. Batygin, A. Morbidelli, K. Tsiganis, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 533, 7B
  34. Onset of Secular Chaos in Planetary Systems: Period Doubling and Strange Attractors (2011) K. Batygin, A. Morbidelli, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 111, 219
  35. Retention of a Primordially Cold Classical Kuiper Belt in an Instability-Driven Model for Solar System Formation (2011) K. Batygin, M. E. Brown, W. C. Fraser, The Astrophysical Journal, 738, 13B 
  36. Evolution of Ohmically Heated Hot Jupiters (2011) K. Batygin, D. J. Stevenson, P. H. Bodenheimer, The Astrophysical Journal, 738, 1B 
  37. Resolving the Sin(i) Degeneracy in Low-Mass Exoplanets (2011) K. Batygin, G. Laughlin, The Astrophysical Journal, 730, 98B
  38. Early Dynamical Evolution of the Solar System: Pinning Down the Initial Conditions of the Nice Model (2010) K. Batygin & M. Brown, The Astrophysical Journal, 716, 1323
  39. Inflating Hot Jupiters with Ohmic Dissipation (2010) K. Batygin & D. J. Stevenson, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 714, L238
  40. Determination of the Interior Structure of Transiting Planets in Multiple-Planet Systems (2009) K. Batygin, P. Bodenheimer, G. Laughlin, The Astrophysical Journal Letters 704, 409
  41. A Quasi-stationary Solution to Gliese 436b's Eccentricity (2009) K. Batygin, G. Laughlin, S. Meschiari, E. Rivera, S. Vogt, P. Butler, The Astrophysical Journal 699, 23
  42. On the Dynamical Stability of the Solar System (2008) K. Batygin & G. Laughlin, The Astrophysical Journal, 683, 1207

Additional Refereed Publications

  1. Statistics of Long Period Gas Giant Planets in Known Planetary Systems (2016) M. L. Bryan, H. A. Knutson, A. W. Howard, H. Ngo, K. Batygin, J. R. Crepp, B. J. Fulton, S. Hinkley, H. Isaacson, J. A. Johnson, G. W. Marcy, J. T. Wright, The Astrophysical Journal, 821, 89
  2. Direct Measure of Radiative and Dynamical Properties of an Exoplanet Atmosphere (2016) J. de Wit, N. K. Lewis, J. Langton, G. Laughlin , D. Deming, K. Batygin, J. J. Fortney, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 820, L33 
  3. Friends of Hot Jupiters. IV. Stellar Companions Beyond 50 AU Might Facilitate Giant Planet Formation, but Most are Unlikely to Cause Kozai–Lidov Migration (2016) H. Ngo, H. A. Knutson, S. Hinkley, M. Bryan, J. R. Crepp, K. Batygin, I. Crossfield, B. Hansen, A. W. Howard, J. A. Johnson, D. Mawet, T. D. Morton,  P. S. Muirhead, J. Wang, The Astrophysical Journal, 827, 8 
  4. Friends of Hot Jupiters. III. An Infrared Spectroscopic Search for Low-Mass Stellar Companions (2015) D. Piskorz, H. A. Knutson, H. Ngo, P. S. Muirhead, K. Batygin, J. R. Crepp, S. Hinkley, T. D. Morton, The Astrophysical Journal, 814, 148 
  5. Friends of Hot Jupiters. II. No Correspondence Between Hot-Jupiter Spin–Orbit Misalignment and the Incidence of Directly Imaged Stellar Companions (2015) H. Ngo, H. A. Knutson, S. Hinkley, J. R. Crepp, E. B. Bechter, K. Batygin, A. W. Howard, J. A. Johnson, T. D. Morton, P. S. Muirhead, The Astrophysical Journal, 800, 138 
  6. Friends of Hot Jupiters. I. A Radial Velocity Search for Massive, Long-Period Companions to Close-in Gas Giant Planets (2014) H. A. Knutson, B. J. Fulton, B. T. Montet, M. Kao, H. Ngo, A. W. Howard, J. R. Crepp, S. Hinkley, G. A. Bakos, K. Batygin, J. A. Johnson, T, D. Morton, P. S. Muirhead, The Astrophysical Journal, 785, 126 
  7. WASP-12b and HAT-P-8b are Members of Triple Star Systems (2014) E. Bechter, J. R. Crepp, H. Ngo, H. A. Knutson, K. Batygin, S. Hinkley, P. S. Muirhead, J. A. Johnson, A, W. Howard, B. T. Montet, C. Matthews, T. D. Morton, The Astrophysical Journal, 788, 2
  8. The Absolute Magnitude Distribution of Kuiper Belt Objects (2014) W. C. Fraser, M. E. Brown, A. Morbidelli, A. Parker, K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 782:100 
  9. A Super-Earth and Two Neptunes Orbiting the Nearby Sun-like Star 61 Virginis (2010) S. S. Vogt, R. A. Wittenmyer, R. P. Butler, S. O’Toole, G. W. Henry, E. J. Rivera, S. Meschiari, G. Laughlin, C. G. Tinney, H. R. A. Jones, J. Bailey, B. D. Carter, K. Batygin, The Astrophysical Journal, 708, 1366 

Conference Proceedings (1st author)

  1. Planet 9 From Outer Space (2017) K. Batygin & M. Brown, AAS meeting #230 (plenary)
  2. Planet 9 From Outer Space (2017) K. Batygin & M. Brown, IEEE conference (plenary)
  3. Planet 9 From Outer Space (2017) K. Batygin & M. Brown, APS April meeting (inv.)
  4. Planet Nine From Outer Space (2016) K. Batygin & M. Brown, AAS DPS meeting #48
  5. Turbulent Disruption of Planetary Resonances (2016), K. Batygin & F. Adams, ExSoCal II conference, Pasadena, CA
  6. Origins of Hot Jupiters, Revisited (2016) K. Batygin, P. H. Bodenheimer, G. Laughlin, AAS DDA meeting #47
  7. Origins of Hot Jupiters, Revisited (2015) K. Batygin, P. H. Bodenheimer, G. Laughlin, Extreme Solar Systems III
  8. Origins of Exoplanet Orbital Architectures (2015), K. Batygin ExSoCal I conference, Pasadena, CA
  9. Mean Motion Resonances and the Origins of Extrasolar Orbital Architectures (2015) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, IAU General Assembly meeting #29 (inv.)
  10. Mean Motion Resonances and the Origins of Extrasolar Orbital Architectures (2015) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, AAS DDA meeting #46
  11. Conditions for Assembly of Resonances in Protoplanetary Disks (2015) K. Batygin, SPF1 Conference (Tucson, AZ) (inv.)
  12. Magnetic Effects in Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres (2014) K. Batygin, S. Stanley, D. J. Stevenson, AAS DPS meeting #46
  13. Viewing the Solar System’s Architecture through an Extrasolar Lens (2014) K. Batygin, G. Laughlin, MIRA Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation Conference (Ann Arbor, MI) (inv.)
  14. The Onset of Large-Scale Dynamical Instability in the Solar System (2013) K. Batygin, M. J. Holman, A. Morbidelli, AAS DDA meeting #45
  15. Hot Jupiter Spin-Orbit Misalignments As A Consequence of Disk-Driven Migration (2013) K. Batygin & F. Adams, AAS DPS meeting #45
  16. Mean Motion Resonances Among Kepler Planets (2012) K. Batygin & A. Morbidelli, AAS DDA meeting #43
  17. A 5 Planet Outer Solar System Nice Model (2012) K. Batygin, M. E. Brown, H. Betts, AAS DDA meeting #43
  18. Retaining the Primordial Cold Classical Kuiper Belt During a Transient Phase of Dynamical Instability (2011) K. Batygin, M. E. Brown, W. C. Fraser, AAS DPS meeting #43
  19. Structural Evolution of Hot Jupiters Subject to Ohmic Dissipation (2011) K. Batygin, D. J. Stevenson, P. H. Bodenheimer, Extreme Solar Systems II (Jackson Hole, WY)
  20. Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems in Presence of Highly Inclined Stellar Perturbers (2011) K. Batygin, A. Morbidelli, K. Tsiganis, Gordon Conference on the Origins of the Solar System (S. Hadley, MA)
  21. Structural Evolution of Hot Jupiters Under Ohmic Dissipation (2010) K. Batygin, D. J. Stevenson, P. H. Bodenheimer, AAS DPS meeting #42
  22. A Dynamical Instability Formation Model Featuring Five Planets (2010) K. Batygin & M. E. Brown, TNO meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
  23. Inflating Hot Jupiters with Ohmic Dissipation (2010) K. Batygin & D. J. Stevenson, AAS meeting #216
  24. Inflating Hot Jupiters with Ohmic Dissipation (2010) K. Batygin & D. J. Stevenson, KITP meeting (Santa Barbara, CA)
  25. On the Initial Condition of the Nice Model (2009) K. Batygin & M. E. Brown AAS DPS meeting #41
  26. On the Dynamical Stability of the Solar System (2008) K. Batygin & G. Laughlin, AAS DDA meeting #39