Linda Elkins-Tanton

Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration • Managing Director and Foundation Professor

Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton is Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Interplanetary Initiative at ASU, co-founder of Beagle Learning, and the Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission, selected in 2017 as the 14th in NASA’s Discovery program. Her research includes theory, observation, and experiments concerning terrestrial planetary formation, magma oceans, and subsequent planetary evolution. She promotes and participates in education initiatives, in particular, inquiry and exploration teaching methodologies, and leadership and team-building for scientists and engineers. Professor Elkins-Tanton received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States