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Munazza Alam

Center for Astrophysics
PhD student


Munazza Alam is an astronomer, National Geographic Young Explorer, and PhD student in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University. She was a physics major at CUNY Hunter College in New York City, and has worked in various research groups in the Astrophysics Department at the American Museum of Natural History. Munazza‚Äôs research interests include the detection and detailed characterization of the atmospheres of exoplanets. Her work involves using data from the Hubble Space Telescope to infer the presence of different molecules in their atmospheres. She is also interested in tracing back giant planet origins via stellar abundance analyses.  

PhD, Harvard University (Astronomy & Astrophysics), 2021; MA, Harvard University (Astronomy & Astrophysics), 2018; BA, Physics & Astronomy (CUNY Hunter College), 2012