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Catherine C Espaillat

Associate Professor, Astronomy, Boston University

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About Catherine

Dr. Catherine Espaillat is an astrophysicist who studies planet formation. Planets form out of the building blocks and raw materials that were present in their planetary nurseries, known as protoplanetary disks. In order to catch planet formation in action, Professor Espaillat searches for the telltale footprints that actively forming planets leave behind on these protoplanetary disks. She employs both computer simulations and astronomical observations in her research, working with multi-wavelength data spanning the X-ray to radio wavelengths.


Honors

2016 - Sloan Fellow

2015 - NSF CAREER

2012 - Carl Sagan Fellow

2009 - NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow


Education
Postdoc

Center for Astrophysics, 09/2009 - 08/2013

Ph.D.

Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Michigan, 08/2009

Master's

Astronomy, University of Michigan, 05/2005

Bachelor's

Astronomy, Columbia University

Interested in
  • Mentoring
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  • Speaking
  • Research Experience
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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https://sites.bu.edu/cce/

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