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 (G7), Jiayin Dong (G5), Emily Safsten (G5), Phoebe Sandhaus (G3), Claire DiPerna (second year undergraduate), Jonathon Hope (second year undergraduate)

Former group members: Andrew Shannon (senior analyst, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), Sarah Morrison (assistant professor at Missouri State), Mariah MacDonald (assistant professor, The College of New Jersey), 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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