Samuel HoloGraduate Student

Research Focus:
Planetary Geoscience
Hinds 459


2016-present. PhD University of Chicago (advisor: Edwin Kite)

2012-2016. BS California Institute of Technology (advisors: Mike Lamb and Marisa Palucis)

Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in developing mathematical models of the physical processes that modify the surfaces of terrestrial planets.  With my advisor, Edwin Kite, I am working on modeling Martian surface modification by fluvial erosion and impact cratering. Comparisons of models and data enable us to constrain aspects of Mars' climatic history. 


Samuel J. Holo, Edwin S. Kite, and Stuart J. Robbins, Mars obliquity history constrained by elliptic crater orientations, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2018.  (PDF)