Science and Politics: Three Principles, Three Fables

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Dorian Abbot has an undergraduate degree in physics (2004, Harvard) and a PhD in applied math (2008, Harvard). He came to the University of Chicago as a Chamberlin Fellow in 2009 and stayed on as a faculty member in 2011.

Abbot uses mathematical and computational models to understand and explain fundamental problems in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Abbot has worked on problems related to climate, paleoclimate,  planetary habitability, and exoplanets, but he is always excited to think about new things. He works best with students who have strong mathematical skills that they want to apply to cool problems. Recently he has been focusing a lot of effort on terrestrial exoplanets and habitability. Abbot is particularly interested in planetary dynamics and how it relates to habitability.

Read more about Dorian Abbot here.