Research in Star and Planet Formation

Students Parisa and Arnaud with Prof Sadavoy in front of the Stirling Hall Physics sign
Sadavoy Research Group circa summer 2022
(From left to right: Parisa, Arnaud, Prof Sarah Sadavoy)


Star and planet formation is an exciting and growing research field.  Prof Sarah Sadavoy and her research team uses telescope observations to study:

  • the physics of giant star-forming regions
  • how young stars obtain their mass
  • the formation and evolution of planet-forming disks
  • the growth of tiny grains of dust into full-sized planets

Interested in joining the research group?

For prospective undergraduate interns
For prospective graduate student researchers