Elisabeth Newton

|Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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I am an observational astronomer studying the physics of stars and their planets, using data from ground-based observatories such as SALT and MDM. I investigate how the spin and magnetic properties of stars are related, and how these stellar properties change with time. I also work to detect and characterize exoplanets around young and magnetically active stars in order to understand how exoplanets form and evolve.


Wilder, Room 223
HB 6127


Physics and Astronomy


  • B.S. College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara
  • Ph. D. Harvard University