Thomas CortellesiCommunications Support Assistant

Research Focus:
Planetary Astronomy


I'm a second-year undergraduate double-majoring in Geophysics and Astrophysics. I do office work for and help manage the website/social media of the Department.

Research Interests

My research has focused on the topology and dynamics of minor planets. I’ve spent three years characterizing these objects by stellar occultations, using a diverse array of optical telescopes. More recently, I’ve been collaborating with Yerkes Observatory, the Los Cumbres Observatory Network, Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory and LESIA (Paris Observatory) on similar, atmospheric work.

I hope to branch out more into cosmochemistry, geomorphology and theoretical work in the future.