Astronomy alum chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

J.J. Zanazzi, Ph.D. ’18, has been selected as a 2022 51 Pegasi b Fellow. The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy. The fellowship award provides up to $385,000 of support for independent research over three years.

J.J. Zanazzi/Heising-Simons Foundation

“It is great to see our Cornell alumni recognized for their excellence in research,“ said Jonathan Lunine, David C. Duncan Professor and chair of astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Zanazzi’s research focuses on predicting the ways planets perturb their birthplace environments to understand the chaotic processes that sculpt exoplanetary systems. Currently, Zanazzi is a Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics postdoctoral research associate at the University of Toronto. For his 51 Pegasi b Fellowship he will be hosted at the University of California, Berkeley.

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