Research Interests:

Formation and evolution of rocky planets and exoplanets

Elemental compositions of extrasolar planetesimals

White dwarf stars and polluted white dwarfs

Stellar atmospheres

High-resolution spectroscopy and imaging

Multi-wavelength studies

Are planets with Earth-like composition a normal occurrence in the Galaxy?

Read more about my research here, and also in the following popular news articles:

Beth Klein

White Dwarfs Gobble Earthlike Treats

Sifting Through the Ashes for Shredded Planets

NASA Artist’s depiction of a tidally-disrupted asteroid orbiting a white dwarf star.


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Postdoctoral Researcher