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Diana Powell

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College

Diana Powell studies the nature of extrasolar planets and how they form and evolve. Her work spans a variety of topics, including protoplanetary disks, planet formation, and planetary atmospheres. She is particularly interested in using the detailed evolution of small particles to interpret observational data and understand planetary evolution.

Her research has been published in Nature Astronomy, The Astrophysical Journal, and Nature.

Powell received her BA in astrophysics and physics from Harvard University, and her PhD in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Most recently, she was a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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