Eugene Chiang

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Professor of Astronomy & Earth and Planetary Science; Faculty Advisor
CalTeach Team

Eugene Chiang is Professor of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science. A theoretical astrophysicist with interests in all things planetary, he works on topics in planet formation, orbital dynamics, and planetary atmospheres. He teaches a variety of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including (his favorite) order-of-magnitude physics, and has received the 2014 Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2019 Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences. He has served in a number of campus positions, including Astronomy department chair from 2015-18, and is PI of the Berkeley Discover initiative aiming to improve the undergraduate experience in Physics & Astronomy. He is excited to be part of the CalTeach community as Faculty Advisor.