Daniel C. Fabrycky

Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College

Daniel C. Fabrycky focuses his research on the formation and dynamical evolution of planets and stars; exoplanet detection and characterization techniques, particularly for multi-planet systems; and time-domain photometric surveys. He is co-author of numerous publications, including “Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: IV. Confirmation of 4 Multiple-Planet Systems by Simple Physical Models,” “A Closely Packed System of Low-Mass, Low-Density Planets Transiting Kepler-11,” and “Shrinking Binary and Planetary Orbits by Kozai Cycles with Tidal Friction.”

Fabrycky led telescope open houses and organized several seminar series at Princeton University. He received a Hubble Fellowship from NASA for research at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Michelson Fellowship from NASA for research at Harvard University.

He holds a PhD in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University and earned his BS from the California Institute of Technology.

Fabrycky joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.