Linda Elkins-Tanton ’87, SM ’87, PhD ’02 elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to EAPS alum and former assistant professor Linda Elkins-Tanton ’87, SM ’87, PhD ’02 for her recent election to the National Academy of Sciences, alongside several other MIT professors and other respected scientists. She is currently the Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University, as well as a PI on the NASA Psyche mission. Her research includes the evolution of terrestrial planets and planetesimals, Magma ocean stages of terrestrial planet formation, the relationships between Earth and its life, and drip magnetism.

Story Image: Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist with expertise in planet formation and evolution. She is the Principal Investigator for NASA’s Psyche mission, the first NASA mission ever to explore a metal-rich asteroid. Credits: Abigail Weibel