Elisabeth R. Newton

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

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, where I use observations to study the physics of stars and exoplanets. I was previously a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. 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. I teach a variety of astronomy classes at Dartmouth for undergraduate and graduate students. 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. You can read about our discovery of the young exoplanet DS Tuc Ab, or listen to a short radio interview.

email: elisabeth.r.newton [at] dartmouth [dot] edu
resume: download pdf

A quick tour of my research

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