• Room 02.014 - New Physics

    United Kingdom

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I am open to PhD projects in planetary science, planetary astronomy, small body astronomy, and Mars seasonal processes.


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Personal profile

Research Interests

Dr. Schwamb's research focuses on how planets and their building blocks form and evolve. With ground-based surveys, she studies our Solar System's small body reservoirs, in particular focusing on the Kuiper belt beyond Neptune. She also utilizes citizen science to mine large datasets for Solar System science.

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Research Output

Col-OSSOS: Compositional Homogeneity of Three Kuiper Belt Binaries

Marsset, M., Fraser, W. C., Bannister, M. T., Schwamb, M. E., Pike, R. E., Benecchi, S., Kavelaars, J. J., Alexandersen, M., Chen, Y-T., Gladman, B. J., Gwyn, S. D. J., Petit, J-M. & Volk, K., 20 May 2020, In : The Planetary Science Journal. 1, 1, 9 p., 16.

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Planet Hunters TESS I: TOI 813, a subgiant hosting a transiting Saturn-sized planet on an 84-day orbit

Eisner, N. L., Barragán, O., Aigrain, S., Lintott, C., Miller, G., Zicher, N., Boyajian, T. S., Briceño, C., Bryant, E. M., Christiansen, J. L., Feinstein, A. D., Flor-Torres, L. M., Fridlund, M., Gandolfi, D., Gilbert, J., Guerrero, N., Jenkins, J. M., Jones, K., Kristiansen, M. H., Vanderburg, A. & 30 others, Law, N., López-Sánchez, A. R., Mann, A. W., Safron, E. J., Schwamb, M. E., Stassun, K. G., Osborn, H. P., Wang, J., Zic, A., Ziegler, C., Barnet, F., Bean, S. J., Bundy, D. M., Chetnik, Z., Dawson, J. L., Garstone, J., Stenner, A. G., Huten, M., Larish, S., Melanson, L. D., Mitchell, T., Moore, C., Peltsch, K., Rogers, D. J., Schuster, C., Smith, D. S., Simister, D. J., Tanner, C., Terentev, I. & Tsymbal, A., 01 May 2020, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 494, 1, p. 750-763

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Potential Backup Targets for Comet Interceptor

    Schwamb, M. E., Knight, M. M., Jones, G. H., Snodgrass, C., Bucci, L., Pérez, J. M. S. & Skuppin, N., 06 Feb 2020, In : Research Notes of the AAS. 4, 2, 21.

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    A Data Reduction Pipeline for Gemini-North’s Near-infrared Integral Field Spectrometer

    Lemoine-Busserolle, M., Comeau, N., Kielty, C., Klemmer, K. & Schwamb, M. E., 23 Sep 2019, In : Astronomical Journal. 158, 4, 15 p., 153.

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    A Software Roadmap for Solar System Science with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

    Schwamb, M. E., Hsieh, H., Bannister, M. T., Bodewits, D., Chesley, S. R., Fraser, W. C., Granvik, M., Jones, R. L., Jurić, M., Kelley, M. S. P., Ragozzine, D., Trilling, D. E. & Volk, K., 15 Mar 2019, In : Research Notes of the AAS.

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    Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Schwamb, Megan (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • AURA Science Award

    Schwamb, Megan (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science

    Schwamb, Megan (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Schwamb, Megan (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) User Group (External organisation)

    Megan Schwamb (Board Member)

    May 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Rubin Observatory Survey Cadence Optimization Committee (External organisation)

    Megan Schwamb (Member)

    May 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    LSST Solar System Readiness Sprint

    Megan Schwamb (Organiser)

    16 Jun 202023 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Galway Astrofest 2020 Public Talk

    Megan Schwamb (Invited speaker)

    25 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    LSST:UK Science Working Group (External organisation)

    Megan Schwamb (Member)

    30 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board