CCS Physics Alumna Attains Exciting Position at Dartmouth and Discovers an Exoplanet

September 10, 2019

Elisabeth Newton (CCS Physics ‘09) appointed assistant professor at Dartmouth and discovers exoplanet DS Tuc Ab

Elisabeth Newton
Elisabeth Newton

Elisabeth Newton (CCS Physics ‘09) was appointed recently assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Shortly after, Elisabeth and her team published the discovery of the planet DS Tuc AB in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. DS Tuc Ab is outside of our solar system, thus, an exoplanet. Researching exoplanets is important as it increases our knowledge about how planetary systems form and change over time. 

Congratulations to Elisabeth who is a wonderful example of the impact curious and passionate CCS alumni have in their fields. After leaving CCS, Elisabeth completed a Ph.D. in physics at Harvard and subsequently was appointed as a National Science Foundation post-doctoral researcher at MIT. Learn more about Elisabeth and her research interests

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