Dimitar Sasselov

Dimitar Sasselov
  • Professor of Astronomy and Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative
    Harvard University

Studies at Sofia University, Bulgaria; 1988, PhD in Physics, Sofia; 1990, PhD in Astronomy, University of Toronto; 1999, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Currently, also Senior Adviser, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard; research explores modes of interaction between light and matter; recently discovered several planets orbiting other stars with novel techniques he hopes to use to find planets like Earth.