Alex Harrison Parker | Planetary Astronomy

Planetary Astronomer, University of California at Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellow

2013-present, University of California at Berkeley 

2011-2013, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 PhD in Astronomy:  "Ultra-Wide trans-Neptunian Binaries: Tracers of the Solar System's History"

2007-2011, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Research scientist in planetary astronomy at the Southwest Research Institute, supporting NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, and developing the post-Pluto mission into the Kuiper Belt. Expert in the dynamics of binary minor planets, detection and characterization of trans-Neptunian objects, and the origin of the architecture of our Solar System.

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