Keaton Bell


NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Time domain astronomy; stellar astrophysics; exoplanets; asteroseismology; white dwarf stars


Keaton is a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow carrying out an integrated program of research and education titled “Discovering the First Exoplanets Around White Dwarf Stars with the Zwicky Transient Facility.” He aims to open a new field of exoplanet science by searching for and characterizing the first worlds in orbit around white dwarfs, which will ultimately reveal how exoplanets survive and are affected by the violent late stages of stellar evolution.  He is also working to train the next generation of astronomers and data scientists as a research mentor to UW undergraduates.