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Heidi B. Hammel

Heidi B. Hammel

Heidi B. Hammel has been a Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO) since July 1999. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade as a Principal Research Scientist at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. She works primarily in the field of outer planets. In 1994, she led the Hubble Space Telescope team that investigated Jupiter's visible-wavelength response to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Her latest research has focused on imaging of Neptune and Uranus with Hubble Space Telescope. Heidi Hammel has been awarded prizes both for her research (including the 1996 Urey Prize of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences) and for her public outreach (most recently, the Exploratorium's 1998 Public Understanding of Science Award).

She has been helped in her Jupiter research by her team-mates John T. Clarke (Space Physic Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan), Alex Storrs ( Space Telescope Science Institute ), and Bob A. West (Jet Propulsion Laboratory ).