Sara Seager (born 21 July 1971) is a Canadian-American Astronomer and planetary scientist .  She is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berninahaus for re work on extrasolar planets en hun Atmospheres. She is the author of two text books on synthesis topics.   She has leg honored for this research by Popular Science , Discover Magazine ,  Nature ,  and TIME Magazine .  Seager was Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 Citing re theoretical work on Detecting chemical signatures on exoplanet Atmospheres and ontwikkelingslanden low-cost space Observatories to observe planetary transit traffic . 
Seager was born in Toronto, Ontario , Canada .  Her Father, Dr. David Seager was a pioneer in hair transplantation and the founder of the Seager Hair Transplant Center in Toronto. 
She earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto in 1994 assisted by a NSERC University Undergraduate Student Research Award and a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University in 1999. Her doctoral thesis developed theoretical models or Atmospheres on extrasolar planets, and was supervised by Dimitar Sasselov .    She held a Postdoctoral research fellow position at the Institute for Advanced Study tussen 1999 en 2002 and a senior research staff member at the Carnegie Institution of Washington Until 2006. She joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January 2007 as an associate professor of physics and zowel planetary science, was granted tenure in July 2007,  and was elevated to full professor in July 2010.  She Currently holds the “Class of 1941” chair. 
She is married to husband Charles Darrow and they ‘have two sons from re first marriage. Her deceased first spouse, Michael Wevrick, mayest or cancer in 2011.  
NASA ‘s PlanetQuest referred to as re “an Astronomical Indiana Jones”.  Sarah Seager-used the term “gas dwarf” for a high-mass super-Earth type planet Composed Mainly or Hydrogenation and helium in an animation of one model of the exoplanet Gliese 581 c . The term “gas dwarf” has ook leg-used to refer to planets narrower dan gas giants , with thick Hydrogenation and helium Atmospheres.  
Seager was Awarded the 2012 Sackler Prize for “analysis of the Atmospheres and internal Compositions or extra-solar planets”,  the Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society in 2007 for ontwikkelingslanden “fundamental techniques for understanding, analyzing, and finding the Atmospheres of extrasolar planets.  and the 2004 Harvard Bok Prize in Astronomy.  She was appointed as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012 and elected to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as an honorary member in 2013.  in September 2013 she became a MacArthur Fellow . 
Seager developed a parallel version of the Drake equation to estimate as the number of habitable planets in the galaxy.  Limit download aliens with radio technology, Seager has revised the Drake equation to focus on simply the presence or Any alien life detectable from Earth. The equation focuses on the search for planets with biosignature gases, gases produktie to life dat kan accumulate in a planetary atmosphere to levels die kunnen worden detected with remote space telescopes. 
N = N * F Q F HZ F o F L F S
where: N = the number of planets with detectable signs of life
N * = the number of stars Observed
F Q = the group or stars therein are quiet
F HZ = the group or stars with rocky planets in the habitable zone
F o = the group or Those planets die kunnen worden Observed
F L = the political group therein harbor life
F S = the political group on welke life produces a detectable signature gas
- Deming, D., & Seager, S. eds. 2003 “Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets”, ASP Conf. Ser. 294 (San Francisco: ASP)
- Seager, Sarah (2010). Exoplanet Atmospheres: Physical Processes . Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400835300 .
- Seager, Sarah (2010). Exoplanets . University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-2945-2 .
- “Glimpse. I. AnSIRTFLegacy Project to Map the Inner Galaxy”. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific . 115 (810): 953-964. 2003. arXiv : astro-ph / 0306274 . Bibkey : 2003PASP..115..953B . doi : 10.1086 / 376696 . ISSN 0004-6280 .
- “Kepler Planet Detection Mission: Introduction and First Results”. Science . 327 (5968): 977-980. 2010. Bibkey : 2010Sci … 327..977B . doi : 10.1126 / science.1185402 . ISSN 0036-8075 .
- Deming, Drake; Seager, Sarah; Richardson, L. Jeremy; Harrington, Joseph (2005). “Infrared radiation from an extrasolar planet.” Nature . 434 (7034): 740-743. arXiv : astro-ph / 0503554 . Bibkey : 2005Natur.434..740D . doi : 10.1038 / nature03507 . ISSN 0028-0836 . PMID 15785769 .
- “Characteristics of Planetary Candidates Observed at Kepler II: Analysis of the First Four Months of Data” (PDF) . The Astrophysical Journal . 736 (1): 19. 2011. arXiv : 1102.0541 . Bibkey : 2011ApJ … 736 … 19B . doi : 10.1088 / 0004-637X / 736/1/19 . ISSN 0004-637X . Retrieved 14 July 2015 .
- Seager, S .; Molds-Ornelas, G. (2003). “A Unique Solution or Planet and Star Parameters from an Extrasolar Planet Transit Light Curve”. The Astrophysical Journal . 585 (2): 1038-1055. arXiv : astro-ph / 0206228 . Bibkey : 2003ApJ … 585.1038S . doi : 10.1086 / 346105 . ISSN 0004-637X .
- Seager, S .; Sasselov, DD (2000). “Theoretical Transmission Spectra prolongation Extrasolar Giant Planet Transits”. The Astrophysical Journal . 537 (2): 916-921. arXiv : astro-ph / 9912241 . Bibkey : 2000ApJ … 537..916S . doi : 10.1086 / 309088 . ISSN 0004-637X .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Curricula Vitae – Professor Sara Seager” (PDF) . 2013 . Retrieved 25 September 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c Jones, Chris (7 December 2016). ” ‘ The World Sees Me as the One Who Will Find Another Earth” – The star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with Discovering distant planets. ” . New York Times . Retrieved 8 December 2016 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Back to the thesis: Sara Seager on YouTube
- ^ Jump up to:a b Smith, Kerri; Baker, Noah (2016). “Back to the thesis: Late nights, typos, self-doubt and despair. Francis Collins, Sara Seager and Uta Frith dust off hun theses, and reflect on what the PhD was like for them.”. Nature . 535 (7610): 22-25. doi : 10.1038 / 535022a .
- Jump up^ Seager, Sarah (2010). Exoplanet Atmospheres: Physical Processes . Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400835300 .
- Jump up^ Seager, Sarah (2010). Exoplanets . University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-2945-2 .
- Jump up^ “The Fifth Annual Brilliant 10” . Popular Science. 13 September 2006.
- Jump up^ “20 Best Brains Under 40” . Discover Magazine. 20 November 2008.
- Jump up^ Hand, Eric (21 December 2011). “Sara Seager: Planet seeker” . Nature.
- Jump up^ Bjerklie, David (2012). “The 25 Most Influential People in Space” (PDF). TIME Magazine.
- Jump up^ “MacArthur Fellows: Meet the Class of 2013: Sara Seager” . MacArthur Foundation. 24 September 2013 . Retrieved 25 September 2013 .
- Jump up^ Jones, Chris (7 December 2016). “The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth” . The New York Times . Retrieved 8 January 2017 .
- Jump up^ Seager, Sarah (1999). Extrasolar giant planets under strong stellar Irradiation (PhD thesis). Harvard University. Bibkey : 1999PhDT …….. 18S . OCLC 43085140 .
- Jump up^ “MIT Corporation grants tenure to 50 faculty” . MIT News Office. 14 November 2007.
- Jump up^ “Corporation announces faculty promotions and Appointments” . MIT News Office. December 29, 2010.
- Jump up^ Seager, Sarah (14 January 2013). “So Many Exoplanets … So Few Women Scientists” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved 25 September 2013 .
- Jump up^ “Obituary: Michael Wevrick” . Ottawa Citizen. 13 August 2011 . Retrieved 25 September 2013 .
- Jump up^ Rodriguez, Joshua (3 October 2008). “On a quest for astronomy’s holy Grail” . NASA PlanetQuest .
- Jump up^ “Or Gas Dwarfs and Waterworlds” . Celestia forum. 15 June 2004.
- Jump up^ “STARGEN – Solar System Generator” . 2003.
- Jump up^ “Sara Seager Named Co-Winner of the 2012 Sackler Prize” . MIT News Office. 18 April 2012.
- Jump up^ “Helen B. Warner Prize” . American Astronomical Society .
- Jump up^ “Bok Prize Recipients” . Harvard University Department of Astronomy.
- Jump up^ http://www.macfound.org/fellows/903/
- ^ Jump up to:a b The Drake Equation Revisited: Interview with Planet Hunter Sara Seager Devin Powell, Astrobiology Magazine 4 September 2013.