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Clara Sousa-Silva

Quantum Astrochemist & Science Communicator

Quantum Astrochemist & Science Communicator

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Clara Sousa-Silva Biography

Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva is a quantum astrochemist, currently at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard &Smithsonian. She investigates how molecules interact with light so that they can be detected on faraway worlds. Sousa-Silva spends most of her time studying molecules that life can produce so that, one day, she can detect an alien biosphere. Her favorite molecular biosignature is phosphine: a terrifying gas associated with mostly unpleasant life. When she is not deciphering exoplanet atmospheres, Sousa-Silva works hard to persuade the next generation of scientists to become an active part of the astronomical community.

Sousa-Silva holds a doctoral degree in Quantum Chemistry from the University College London, and a Masters degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Prior to joining Harvard, Sousa-Silva served as a research scientist at MIT from 2016 to 2019. Among her many achievements, Sousa-Silva is the recipient of the prestigious 51 b Pegasi Fellowship from the Heising-Simons Foundation, a fellowship which supports the growing field of planetary astronomy and exceptional postdoctoral scientists who make unique contributions to the field of astronomy. Sousa-Silva's work and commentary has been featured in the BBC, WIRED, New Scientist, National Geographic, and the New York Times, among many others, and is the focus of her TED talk.

Clara Sousa-Silva Videos

  • Clara Sousa-Silva: The fingerprints of life beyond Earth | TED ...
  • Are aliens already watching us? | BBC Ideas
  • Clara Sousa-Silva: How Different Could Life Be?
    In this video for the Breakthrough Discuss interview series, MIT quantum astrochemist Clara Sousa-Silva talks about potential alien life in ...

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