Paul Kalas

Paul Kalas

Title
Adjunct Professor
Department
Dept of Astronomy
Phone
(510) 642-8285
Fax
(510) 642-3411
Research Expertise and Interest
planets, astronomy, solar system, Telescopes, Science Ethics, astrobiology, origin of life
Research Description

My expertise is imaging planetary systems around nearby stars. I use some of the world's most advanced observatories, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Keck Observatory, and the Gemini Telescopes. One of my most well-known images is the planetary system surrounding Fomalhaut, which is a bright star located 25 light years away in the constellation Pisces Austrinus. I also teach science ethics, which in addition to the core concepts of plagiarism, falsification and fabrication, includes the topics of authorship, mentorship, dual-use technologies, data rights, intellectual property, diversity and inclusion, and the environmental impact of research.

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