Adam Burgasser | TEDxUCSD Salon Event Speaker
Adam Burgasser is a Professor of Physics at UC San Diego and an observational astrophysicist investigating the lowest mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets. He is particularly interested in low-temperature atmospheres, multiple star systems, magnetic activity and the search for habitable worlds, and was part of the discovery team for the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. Adam also conducts research on physics education and art-science collaboratives. In addition to his research, Adam works to address equity and inclusion in the physical sciences by identifying and addressing barriers for underrepresented groups. He has been awarded UCSD’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award, and has been a Chris and Warren Hellman Fellow.