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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 2012 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
data reduction
near infrared

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Col-OSSOS: The Colors of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey

Schwamb, M. E., Fraser, W. C., Bannister, M. T., Marsset, M., Pike, R. E., Kavelaars, J. J., Benecchi, S. D., Lehner, M. J., Wang, S-Y., Thirouin, A., Delsanti, A., Peixinho, N., Volk, K., Alexandersen, M., Chen, Y-T., Gladman, B., Gwyn, S. D. J. & Petit, J-M., 11 Jul 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
solar system
trans-Neptunian objects
near infrared

OSSOS. XII. Variability Studies of 65 Trans-Neptunian Objects Using the Hyper Suprime-Cam

Alexandersen, M., Benecchi, S. D., Chen, Y-T., Eduardo, M. R., Thirouin, A., Schwamb, M. E., Lehner, M. J., Wang, S-Y., Bannister, M. T., Gladman, B. J., Gwyn, S. D. J., Kavelaars, JJ., Petit, J-M. & Volk, K., 19 Sep 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 244, 1, 17 p., 19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
trans-Neptunian objects
solar system
light curve

Planet Four: Probing springtime winds on Mars by mapping the southern polar CO2 jet deposits

Aye, K. -M., Schwamb, M. E., Portyankina, G., Hansen, C. J., McMaster, A., Miller, G. R. M., Carstensen, B., Snyder, C., Parrish, M., Lynn, S., Mai, C., Miller, D., Simpson, R. J. & Smith, A. M., 01 Feb 2019, In : Icarus.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle



Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship

Megan Schwamb (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


AURA Science Award

Megan Schwamb (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards

Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science

Megan Schwamb (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Megan Schwamb (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively