Profiles of Astronomers: Brett Morris

brett_shotThis week we have the profile of second-year Astrobiology graduate student, Brett Morris!

Who are you and where are you from?
Brett Morris from Long Island, New York.

How did you become interested in Astronomy?
I have been for as long as I can remember.

If you’re an astronomer (grad student/faculty), what do you study?
I study exoplanets and their atmospheres, with applications to planet formation and astrobiology.

What’s the coolest thing (not literal) in the Universe?
That nearly every star in the night sky likely has unseen orbiting planets.

What’s the coolest thing outside of your field?
Genetics and evolutionary biology.

What’s your favorite non-astronomy hobby?
Making and consuming music.

Anything else you’d like to have known about you?
You can include my horrendous website and that I worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for a year at the Goddard Center for Astrobiology.


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