Astro Lunch Talk




12:00 PM

Speaker: Colin Orion Chandler

UW, PAB, Room C341

Insights into Volatile Distributions via Exo/Planetary Data Science: Active Asteroids, Planet 9 Climate, and Beyond

Bio: Doctoral Candidate Colin Orion Chandler is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardee and Presidential Fellow at Northern Arizona University. Colin models planetary atmospheres with advisor Ty Robinson and Other Worlds Laboratory director Jonathan Fortney with the goal of helping scientists identify and characterize potentially habitable worlds. With advisor Chad Trujillo, Colin leads a search for comet-like asteroids (a.k.a. “active asteroids”) which hold important clues about solar system water distribution and the origins of terrestrial water.