My name is Emily Whittaker and I am a planetary science PhD student at UCLA. My research focuses mainly on finding
and characterizing asteroids. My goal is to better understand this diverse population of small, unique bodies in order
to unlock the secrets of the early Solar System and to better defend our planet against asteroid impacts. I have also
done some work on constraining whether JWST will be able to tell us anything about what types of rocks exoplanet surfaces
are made of. Welcome to my website!


Analysis of Two-Band WISE Observations of Asteroids

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Detecting Rocky Surfaces with JWST

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt, IPAC.

Finding Near-Earth Asteroid Sizes using Radar

Image Credit: Arecibo/S. J. Ostro et al.

Positional Accuracy of ZTF's Asteroid Streaks

Image Credit: ZTF/Caltech