Lunch & Learn with Catherine Espaillat

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“Looking for Footprints of Protoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope”

Conversation with Catherine Espaillat

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Noon – 1 pm
George Sherman Union Terrace Lounge
775 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd flr (GSU 239)

Complimentary boxed lunch to be served

Dr. Espaillat will discuss her discovery of the forces at work when stars, like our sun, are in their infancy and continue to grow. She will provide insight into the work she will do with the data from the JWST and give us a glimpse of why JWST is so important for astronomers and society.


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About Catherine Espaillat

Headshot of Dr. Catherine EspaillatDr. Catherine Espaillat is an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Boston University. Before starting at BU in 2013, she was an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow and a NASA Carl Sagan Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Michigan in 2009 and received her B.A. from Columbia University in 2003. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the Sloan Research Fellowship. Dr. Catherine Espaillat studies how young stars and planets form out of protoplanetary disks. She is particularly interested in characterizing the “footprints” that protoplanets leave behind and use multiwavelength observations in her research.

(Learn more on her website)