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Colette Salyk Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Dr. Salyk teaches courses in planetary science, observational astronomy, and introductory physics. She studies the formation of planets using both ground- and space-based telescopes. In particular, she studies the relationship between protoplanetary disk properties (including chemical composition) and planetary diversity.

  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, PhD, California Institute of Technology.
  • At Vassar since 2015

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Research and Academic Interests

  • Planetary Science
  • Observational Astronomy

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Education

  • PhD, Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2009
  • MS, Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2005
  • BS, Planetary Science, minor in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Teaching Interests

Dr. Salyk teaches courses in planetary science, observational astronomy, and introductory physics.

Research Interests

Dr. Salyk studies the formation of planets using both ground- and space-based telescopes. In particular, she studies the relationship between protoplanetary disk properties (including chemical composition) and planetary diversity.