Susanna Widicus Weaver

Position title: Vozza Professor of Chemistry and Astronomy

Email: slww@chem.wisc.edu

Address:
Department of Chemistry
1101 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Research Website
Widicus Weaver Group
Susanna Widdicus Weaver

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
  • Postdoctoral work at Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

RESEARCH WEBSITE

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

Our group conducts research in the emerging field of prebiotic astrochemistry where we investigate the chemical mechanisms in space that lead to the development of biological systems. Our research draws from the forefronts of laboratory spectroscopy, observational astronomy, and chemical modeling. It is only through this type of fully integrated research combining spectroscopy, observations, and modeling that we will fully understand the mechanisms driving interstellar chemistry and the pathways for the formation of life.

MISSION STATEMENT

As a team, we follow our curiosity, maintain a strong work/life balance, and serve our community while doing excellent science.