KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Aida Behmard

Aida Behmard

Grad student in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Hometown: Salem, OR

Date of this Interview: April 2, 2020


What do you research?

I study exoplanets - planets that exist outside the solar system, orbiting stars other than the sun.

Why does space inspire you?

I'm inspired by space because, as a field of study, it addresses what I believe to be the most fascinating scientific question - why are we here?

If you were a celestial body which celestial body would you be and why?

Molecular gas cloud

A molecular gas cloud is a stretch for a celestial body, but I'd like to be one because I think stellar nurseries are cool!


Aida with the telescopes that she uses to conduct her research.

Aida with the telescopes that she uses to conduct her research.