Elisabeth R. Newton

I'm an astronomer at MIT interested in red dwarf stars
and the planets that orbit them.

I am a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, using observations to study the physics of stars and exoplanets. I completed my Ph.D. at Harvard, where I was a Fireman Fellow, Harvard Horizons Scholar and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

I love to share astronomy, both online and off. If you are interested in a quick tour of my research, two short talks can be watched online. My paper on the impact of stellar rotation on the detectability of habitable planets around M dwarfs was written up in the AAS Nova.

email: ernewton [at] mit [dot] edu
resume: download pdf

A quick tour of my research

ITC Luncheon (stellar physics, intended for a scientific audience)