Matthew T. Maclay

Graduate Student

I'm interested in comparative planetology: using what we know about Earth and other planets to learn about the shared systems and processes that shape them. At Dartmouth, I'm using remote sensing and field analysis to explore how periglacial landscapes reflect past climates and respond to environmental change. The regions I study on Earth often share morphologies with features on Mars, enabling exploration of potential formation mechanisms. After earning my degree in physics from Carleton College, I worked for three years at the Space Telescope Science Institute supporting the Hubble Space Telescope and gaining experience in astronomical instrumentation, optics, data reduction, and planetary science. 


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