Steph Sallum

Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
2131 Frederick Reines Hall
Lab Office: 
4130 Frederick Reines Hall
Research Area: 
Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona, 2017
B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science; Physics, MIT, 2012
Steph Sallum studies planet formation directly with high resolution imaging and interferometry. She develops and applies interferometric techniques on adaptive-optics corrected telescopes, and uses them to image young stars and protoplanetary disks. This approach allows her to probe smaller angular separations than “traditional” imaging techniques, expanding the parameter space for exoplanet and disk detections. She is also involved in exoplanet imaging instrument development as the Project Scientist for the Keck/SCALES integral field spectrograph, and as a member of the TMT/Planetary Systems Imager team. 

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Faculty Assistant: 
Paula Ramos,, (949) 335-6367