Diana K. Powell

I am a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I will be starting as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago in 2023.

I received my BA in Astrophysics and Physics from Harvard University in 2014 and my PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2021.  

Contact: diana.powell <at> cfa.harvard.edu


I study the nature of extrasolar planets, how they form, and how they evolve. My work spans a variety of topics, including protoplanetary disks, planet formation, and planetary atmospheres. I am particularly interested in using the detailed evolution of small particles to interpret observational data and understand planetary evolution. 


Click here for my CV. Updated Feb. 2023.


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