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Darby Dyar

Senior Scientist
Department of planetary Sciences
Planetary Science Institute
New Zealand


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.

Research Interest

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.  

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