I am an astronomer, astrobiologist, and a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. My research focuses on exploring the climate and habitability of small planets in the Earth-sized regime orbiting low-mass stars, using a hierarchy of computer models, in concert with data from NASA’s Kepler mission, along with other space- and ground-based observatories.
Here’s my CV and publications list.
Professor Aomawa Shields shares her nontraditional career path to becoming an Astronomer.
She set out to study space––and then spent over a decade acting in Hollywood. Today, as an exoplanet astronomer at the University of California, Irvine, Aomawa Shields is exploring whether life could exist on faraway worlds."Black Hole Apocalypse" is streaming online now at: https://to.pbs.org/2EuSENx
Posted by NOVA l PBS on Wednesday, September 5, 2018