Research Interests:

Polluted White Dwarf Stars

Elemental compositions of extrasolar planetesimals

Formation and evolution of rocky planets and exoplanets

High-resolution spectroscopy and imaging

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

Our approach to this question involves a unique and powerful cosmic laboratory: Polluted White Dwarfs.  Read more here


Beth Klein

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

Phone: (310) 413-1638


Postdoctoral Scholar


Department of Physics and Astronomy