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Madeline Pettine

Astronomy & Space Sciences


Hello! My name is Madeline (or Maddie, whichever you prefer) and I'm a new grad student starting in Fall of 2021. I use she/her or they/them pronouns, either are fine. I have broad research interests but I'm especially excited about planetary science and a little bit of space physics.

I have a B.A. in Physics, Astronomy, and Math from University of Colorado Boulder. While I was at CU I worked for two years in an AMO precision measurement physics lab before deciding I preferred astronomy to experimental physics. I then found a new research group and spent a year using a hybrid plasma simulation to model atmospheric loss from Mars-like planets to study the effect of magnetic fields on loss rates.

In my free time I like playing D&D, learning about historical fashion, painting, and collecting weird items!


  • Astronomy