Department of planetary Sciences
Planetary Science Institute
Dr. Dyar has pioneered use of machine learning tools to interpret spectroscopic data. She is a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory science team. In addition to being a Senior Scientist at PSI, Darby Dyar is also Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy at Mt. Holyoke College.
Dr. Darby Dyar is a mineralogist and spectroscopist interested in a wide range of problems relating to the evolution of the solar system. She studies the redox state of iron and the abundance of hydrogen in solar system materials using Mossbauer, x-ray absorption, and FTIR spectroscopy.