Students and faculty at Yellowstone National Park on the Fall 2015 UWAB workshop.
Graduate student Elena Amador at the NASA Nordic Astrobiology Summer School in Iceland
Graduate Student Giada Arney at Shark Bay in Western Australia. Shark Bay is home to living stromatolites, photosynthetic microbial mats that exist in the fossil record as early as 3.5 billion years ago.
Graduate student Brett Morris at Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring, studying the microbes that lend the spring its bright colors.

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Russell Deitrick earns his PhD!

Russell Deitrick (Astronomy/AB) successfully defended his dissertation on December 7th. His presentation was titled "Orbital Dynamics and Habitability of Exoplanets." Following graduation, Russell will be working with VPL locally at UW before moving to Switzerland for his postdoc. Congratulations, Russell!!


Paul Kintner successfully passes his general exam

On August 15, Paul Kintner (ESS/AB) had his MS defense at 10 am in Johnson Hall 011. His presentation was titled "New Estimates of Ice and Oxygen Fluxes Across the Entire Lid of Lake Vostok from Observations of Englacial Radiowave." He graduates with a M.S. in Earth and Space Sciences and the Certificate in Astrobiology. Congrats, Paul!


Rodrigo Luger earns his PhD!

On August 11, Rodrigo Luger successfully defended his dissertation to earn his Astronomy and Astrobiology Dual-Title PhD. He discussed his work on understanding the evolution of potentially habitable planets around low mass stars and methods to detect and characterize these planets around nearby stars with current and future instrumentation. Many congratulations!  


Congratulations to Diana Windemuth for passing her general exam!

Astronomy/AB Dual-Title PhD student Diana Windemuth successfully passed her general exam titled "Detection and Characterization of Circumbinary Planets" on August 4, 2017. Congratulations!