Kaitlin C. Rasmussen, Ph.D.,post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan, will present “From Galaxies to Stars to Planets: A Research Journey.”
As an undergraduate, Rasmussen studied active galactic nuclei. Then, in graduate school, she studied metal-poor stars and the origins of the elements. Now, as a post-doc, Rasmussen studies the winds and climates of other planets. In this three-part talk, Rasmussen will discuss her journey from college to the present, as well as her research in these fields and what she learned along the way.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.