Sara Walker

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Sara Walker is a theoretical physicist and astrobiologist, researching the origin and nature of life on Earth and as it might exist on other worlds. She is Deputy Director of ASU's Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. She is also Fellow of the ASU -Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, Co-Founder of the astrobiology-themed social website SAGANet.org, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Marble Space. She is active in public engagement in science, with recent appearances on "Through the Wormhole" and NPR's Science Friday. 

Education

Dartmouth College, Ph.D., Physics and Astronomy (2010)

Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., Physics (2005)

Research Interests

Origin of life, complex systems, astrobiology, theoretical physics

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 311 Essentials of Astrobiology
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 460 Astrobiology
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
SES 591 Seminar
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research