Rebekah (Bekki) Dawson
rdawson at psu dot edu
525 Davey Lab
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

I am an assistant professor in the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a member of the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, affiliate of the Center for Astrostatistics, and associate of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. I received my PhD from the Harvard University Astronomy Department in May 2013, supervised by Ruth Murray-Clay, and was a Miller Fellow in the Berkeley Astronomy Department.

CV: rdawson_cv.pdf

Research interests: Extra-solar planets, debris disks, dynamics of planetary and satellite systems, the Kuiper Belt, planet formation, signal processing

Courses: Astro 585: Exoplanets (Spring 2016), Astro 589 (Fall 2016), Astro 5: The Sky and Planets (Fall 2017), Astro 577: Exoplanets (Spring 2018; Spring 2020), Astro 475: Stars and Galaxies (Fall 2019; Fall 2021), Astro 1: Astronomical Universe (Spring 2021)

Current group members: Jonathan Jackson (G6), Mariah MacDonald (G5), Jiayin Dong (G4), Emily Safsten (G4), Phoebe Sandhaus (G2), Claire DiPerna (first year undergraduate), Jonathon Hope (first year undergraduate)

Former group members: Andrew Shannon (postdoctoral researcher at Observatoire de Paris), Sarah Morrison (assistant professor at Missouri State), Luis Nunez (teacher, Teach for America), Rory Bowens (Astronomy and Astrophysics, Class 2018; graduate student at University of Michigan), Paige Campbell (Meteorology, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Class of 2018; owner and founder of Quasar Creations), Michael Penwarden (Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Class 2020; graduate student at University of Utah), Shirin Zaidi (Planetary Science, Class of 2020), Cody Shakespeare (Astronomy and Astrophysics, Class of 2020; graduate student at UNLV)

Publications

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