About Me

Kat Volk
Associate Staff Scientist
The University of Arizona
Department of Planetary Sciences/
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
1629 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721

office: Kuiper Space Sciences 237

Email me: kat.volk<at>gmail.com

Follow me on twitter: @kat_volk

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Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona (2013)
Dissertation: Dynamical Studies of the Kuiper Belt and the Centaurs

B.S. in Physics and Russian Area Studies from Wittenberg University (2006)


Current research projects include: using observations and theoretical studies of the Kuiper belt to understand the dynamical history of the outer solar system, coupling dynamical studies to observational studies to understand active Centaurs and their transition to the Jupiter family comet population, and exploring the orbital dynamics of the diverse planetary system architectures discovered by the Kepler mission and other exoplanet searches.  I am a member of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS) collaboration and the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration.