Victoria Meadows

Director, UW Astrobiology Program
Professor, Astronomy

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Space Exploration

Dr. Meadows’ primary research interests are in the challenging area of using modeling and observations to determine how to recognize whether a distant extrasolar planet is able to harbor life. Her NASA NExSS Virtual Planetary Laboratory team develops innovative computer models that can be used to understand the terrestrial planet formation process, test planetary dynamical stability and orbital evolution, and simulate the environment and spectra of present day and early Earth, other Solar System planets, and plausible extrasolar terrestrial environments

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