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Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow and Michelson Fellow Recipients

The first Sagan Fellowships were awarded in 2008. From 1999 to 2007, Michelson Postdoctoral Fellowships were awarded. All Fellows are listed below with their host institution; click on the class heading to meet each fellow and learn about their research.

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2016 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Katherine Follette - Stanford University
  • Jeffrey Fung - University of California, Berkeley
  • Samuel Halverson - University of Pennsylvania
  • Kento Masuda - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Benjamin Montet - University of Chicago
  • Caroline Morley - Harvard University

2015 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Courtney Dressing - California Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Foreman-Mackey - University of Washington
  • Jonathan Gagne - Carnegie Institute for Science
  • Paul Robertson - Pennsylvania State University
  • Tyler Robinson - University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Leslie Rogers - UC Berkeley

2014 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Jayne Birkby - Harvard College Observatory
  • Timothy Brandt - Institute for Advanced Study
  • Ian Crossfield - Lunar and Planetary Science Laboratory, University of Arizona
  • Vivien Parmentier - University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Matthew Penny - Ohio State University
  • Roberto Sanchis Ojeda - UC Berkeley
  • Kevin Stevenson - University of Chicago

2013 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Jared Males - University of Arizona
  • Katja Poppenhaeger - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Avi Shporer - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Jacob Simon - Southwest Research Institute
  • Jennifer Yee - California Institute of Technology

2012 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Sarah Ballard - University of Washington
  • Jean-Michel Desert - California Institute of Technology
  • Catherine Espaillat - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Nikole Lewis - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rebecca Martin - University of Colorado
  • Christian Schwab - Yale University

2011 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Bryce Croll - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • David Kipping - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Wladimir Lyra - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Katie Morzinski - University of Arizona
  • Sloane Wiktorowicz - University of California, Santa Cruz

2010 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Jacob Bean - Harvard University
  • Aaron Boley - University of Florida
  • Lucas Cieza - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
  • Laurent Pueyo - Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Ivan Ramirez - Carnegie Observatories/University of Texas, Austin
  • Emily Rauscher - University of Arizona
  • Diana Valencia - Massachusetts Institute of Technology/NASA Ames

2009 Class of Sagan Fellows

  • Ian Dobbs-Dixon - University of Washington
  • Subo Dong - Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Sasha Hinkley - California Institute of Technology
  • Stefan Kraus - University of Michigan
  • Eliza Kempton - University of California, Santa Cruz

2007 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Daniel Fabrycky - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Michael Fitzgerald - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Andrea Isella - California Institute of Technology
  • Hannah Jang-Condell - Goddard Space Flight Center

2005 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Ruslan Belikov - Princeton University
  • Michael Ireland - California Institute of Technology
  • Amaya Moro-Martin - Princeton University

2004 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Jennifer Patience - California Institute of Technology
  • Sean Brittain - National Optical Astronomical Observatories
  • Christopher Tycner - United States Naval Observatory

2003 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Jason Aufdenberg - National Optical Astronomical Observatories
  • Pascal Borde - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Andrew Digby - American Museum of Natural History
  • Ettore Pedretti - University of Michigan
  • Remi Soummer - Space Telescope Science Institute

2002 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Brian Kern - California Institute of Technology
  • Jajadev Ragagopal - University of Maryland
  • Neda Safizadeh - California Institute of Technology

2001 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Philip Hinz - Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
  • Sam Ragland - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

2000 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Jean-Philippe Berger - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Marc Kuchner - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Maciej Konacki - California Institute of Technology

1999 Class of Michelson Fellows

  • Rafael Millan-Gabet - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics