Michael L. Wong
NHFP Sagan Fellow
Planetary atmospheres; habitability; biosignatures; emergence of life
Ph.D., Planetary Science (2018), California Institute of Technology
MS, Planetary Science (2014), California Institute of Technology
BA, Planetary Science (2012), University of California, Berkeley
Michael Wong is an astrobiologist and planetary scientist whose primary scientific interests are planetary atmospheres, habitability, biosignatures, and the emergence of life. He is co-authoring a revised edition of the textbook Astrobiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. He also hosts a podcast that examines science, technology, and culture through the lens of Star Trek.
He is working with Staff Scientist Bob Hazen to assess the Network Topologies of Exoplanet Atmospheres for Potential Biosignatures.