Exoplanet atmospheres; host star elemental abundances; planet formation and evolution
Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
Munazza Alam is an astronomer who specializes in the observation of exoplanet atmospheres, host star elemental abundances, and planet formation and evolution. She is also a National Geographic Young Explorer and has been featured in National Geographic Magazine in addition to several other related publications. She will be joining campus in September where she will work with Staff Scientists Johanna Teske and Peter Gao to connect the compositions of planets and their host stars to inform formation scenarios for gas giant planets.