Dr. Nancy Chabot

Planetary Chief Scientist & Coordination Lead for DART
John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Nancy L. Chabot is the Planetary Chief Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD, USA. She is the Coordination Lead on NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the Deputy PI for the Mars-moon Exploration with GAmma rays and NEutrons (MEGANE) instrument on the JAXA Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, and an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission. Her scientific research focuses on understanding the formation and evolution of rocky planetary bodies in our Solar System, and she has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. She has been a member of five field teams with the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program and is a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society. Previously on NASA’s MESSENGER mission, she served as the Instrument Scientist for the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) and the Chair of the Geology Discipline Group. Dr. Chabot earned an undergraduate degree in physics at Rice University and a PhD in planetary science at the University of Arizona. Asteroid 6899 Nancychabot is named in her honor.

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Planetary Defense

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm