Planetary physics at Northwestern

My students and I are planetary scientists who study the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of the Solar System as well as other planetary systems with the tools of celestial mechanics, geophysics, and geochemistry. Our science is driven by the big questions: Where did we come from? What else is out there? and, How unique is our history? 


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University.

Upcoming courses include:

During winter quarter 2018, Exploration of the Solar System (EARTH 110).

During spring quarter 2018, Cosmochemistry (EARTH 390).

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Mailing Address:
2145 Sheridan Road
Technological Institute
Evanston, IL 60208-3130

Office Address: Technological Institute F293/4


Phone: +1 (847) 491-3459