Alycia Weinberger

Alycia Weinberger(1985)


University of Pennsylvania, BA in physics; California Institute of
Technology, PhD in physics

Employer/Job Title

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of
Washington, Member of the Scientific Staff


Vainu Bappu Gold Medal of Astronomical Society of India for 2000 (awarded 2002) UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral
Research (2001) Annie Jump Cannon Award of American Association of University Women and American Astronomical Society (2000)
Phi Beta Kappa (1991) NASA Origins of Solar Systems Research Grant, PI, 2003-2006 Hubble Space Telescope Guest Observer, PI,
Cycles 9,13, 14, and 15 Spitzer Space Telescope Guest Observer, PI, Cycles 1, 2, and 3 Co-Investigator, Carnegie NASA Astrobiology
Institute Node (2004-present)
Author or co-author of more than 40 refereed scientific publications in the field of astrophysics
On the Binary Nature of Dust-encircled BD +20 307, Weinberger, A. J. 2008, ApJL, 679, L41
A Search for Warm Circumstellar Disks in the TW Hya Association, Weinberger, A. J., Becklin, E. E., Zuckerman, B. & Song, I.
2004, AJ, 127, 2246
The First Spatially Resolved Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Beta Pictoris. A. J. Weinberger, E. E. Becklin, and B. Zuckerman, 2003,
ApJL, 584, L33
Infrared Views of the TW Hydra Disk, A. J. Weinberger, E. E. Becklin, G. Schneider, E. I. Chiang, P. J. Lowrance, M. Silverstone, B.
Zuckerman, D. C. Hines, and B. A. Smith, 2002, ApJ, 566, 409
Stellar Companions and the Age of HD 141569 and its Circumstellar Disk, Weinberger, A. J., Rich, R. M., Becklin, E. E.,
Zuckerman, B. & Matthews, K. 2000, ApJ, 544, 937
The Circumstellar Disk of HD 141569 Imaged with NICMOS, A.J. Weinberger, E.E. Becklin, G. Schneider, B.A. Smith, P.J.
Lowrance, M.D. Silverstone, B. Zuckerman, and R.J. Terrile, 1999, ApJL, 535, 53


That summer was the first time I met students as passionate and curious about science as I was.I left PGSS enthusiastic about learning more, loving physics, and eager to pursue a career in science.