Talking super-Earths at a 2014 press briefing

Dr. Nicolas B. Cowan
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Tech F235
Evanston, IL 60208

Curriculum Vitae


I'm a planetary scientist in CIERA at Northwestern University specializing in the climate of exoplanets. Specifically, i construct maps of these distant worlds by monitoring how their brightness and color change with time, exo-cartography. I'm an instigator of the ExoClimes meetings, which (unsurprisingly!) cover most of the scientific areas that interest me. As a member of NASA's ExoPAG executive committee, i promote research in exoplanet climate and help map out the landscape of future exoplanet missions. When not working, i can usually be found playing with my son and enjoying the outdoors.