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"Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination - stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light... It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?"
-Richard Feynman

Katherine Deck

About Me

I am a Joint Center for Planetary Astronomy fellow at Caltech. Before coming here, I did my Ph.D. in physics at MIT, where I was advised by Matt Holman (CfA). You can email me at: kdeck@caltech.edu. I am interested in the formation and evolution of multi-planetary systems, nonlinear dynamics, and specifically Hamiltonian systems.

Publications and CV

Papers I have authored or coauthored are linked here (through ADS), and here is a link to my CV.