Welcome to Astrobiology at the University of Washington
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 examOn 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!
Lupita Tovar featured in UW A&S newsletter!Guadalupe (Lupita) Tovar was featured in the latest University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences' newsletter. Congrats! MORE>
Please welcome our newest AB program students!Please join us in congratulating Guadalupe Tovar, Dominic Sivitilli, and Zachary Cohen for being admitted to the University of Washington's Astrobiology program. Guadalupe will pursue a Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology, and Dominic (Psychology) and Zachary (Chemistry) will be pursuing the Certificate.
Sholes publishes paper on anoxic atmospheresAB graduate student Steven Sholes is the lead author of a paper that uses a one-dimensional photochemical model to consider whether plausible volcanic gas fluxes could have switched the redox-state of the past martian atmosphere to reducing conditions. Other authors include UWAB alumni Meg Smith and Mark Claire and AB Faculty Professor Catling. MORE>
Michael Diamond and Andrew Lincowski win NASA graduate fellowshipsMORE>
Congratulations to Brett Morris for passing his general exam!Brett Morris presented his work "Physics of the Solar Dynamo and the Solar Cycle" on June 5, 2017, and successfully became a PhD Candidate. Congrats!