(born 1971) Astronomer and planetary scientist
Sara Seager is a full professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. She is perhaps best known for the Seager equation which identifies potentially habitable planetary systems through gas analysis. She has been awarded countless honors, including being recognized as an honorary fellow with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and was awarded the “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in September 2013.
Number 85 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.