Sarah Pearson, Ph.D.

NASA Hubble Fellow, New York UniversitySarah Pearson’s website

Sarah Pearson is a Danish astrophysicist and science communicator. Pearson obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2018 and, until recently, she was a research fellow at the Simons Foundation’s Center for Computational Astrophysics. Pearson currently holds a NASA Hubble Fellowship at New York University, where her research is focused on the structure and evolution of galaxies. Most notably, her research has contributed to the understanding of the Milky Way’s dark matter content. In addition to doing research, Pearson has a great passion for communication science. She has given numerous public lectures, including speaking at the World Science Festival. She runs the outreach program “Space with Sarah” on YouTube and Instagram, where she answers the most frequently posed questions about space.

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