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.
Koll, D.D.B. and D.S. Abbot (2016), Temperature Structure and Atmospheric Circulation Strength of Tidally Locked Rocky Exoplanets, Astrophysical Journal, 825, 99. PDF
Abbot, D.S. (2016), Analytical investigation of the decrease in the size of the habitable zone due to limited CO2 outgassing rate, Astrophysical Journal, accepted. PDF
Komacek, T.D. and D.S. Abbot (2016), Effect of surface-mantle water exchange parameterizations on exoplanet ocean depths, Astrophysical Journal, submitted. PDF
Code used in some of my publications can be found here.