Dorian AbbotAssociate Professor
- Research Focus:
- Climate, paleoclimate, ice, habitability, and exoplanets
- Hinds 571
I have an undergraduate degree in physics (2004, Harvard) and a PhD in applied math (2008, Harvard). I came to the University of Chicago as a Chamberlin Fellow and stayed on as a faculty member.
I use mathematical and computational models to understand and explain fundamental problems in Earth and Planetary Sciences. I have worked on problems related to climate, paleoclimate, the cryosphere, planetary habitability, and exoplanets, but I'm always excited to think about new things. I work best with students who have strong mathematical skills that they want to apply to cool problems.
Bloch-Johnson, J., R.T. Pierrehumbert, and D.S. Abbot (2015), Feedback Temperature Dependence Determines the Risk of High Warming, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(12), 4973-4980. PDF, Supplementary Material
Yang, J., N.B. Cowan, and D.S. Abbot (2013), Stabilizing Cloud Feedback Dramatically Expands the Habitable Zone of Tidally Locked Planets, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 771, L45. PDF, Supplementary Material
Abbot, D.S., A. Voigt, and D. Koll (2011), The Jormungand Global Climate State and Implications for Neoproterozoic Glaciations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D18103. PDF
Code used in some of my publications can be found here.