Dr. Savin studies forefront questions in astrophysics, planetary science, and solar physics through astronomical observations coupled with experimental studies of the underlying atomic, molecular, condensed matter, and plasma physics that control the observed properties of the cosmos. He received his A.B. from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was a Post-Graduate Research Scientist at the University of California in Berkeley. Since then, he has been a Professional Research Officer in the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory. Dr. Savin is a founding organizer of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), a Science Editor for the AAS journals, and a Fellow of the AAS and the American Physical Society.
laboratory astrophysics, early Universe chemistry, astrochemistry, astrobiology, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, X-ray observations of the ISM, planetary science, exospheres, in-situ resource utilization