# Keivan Stassun

Stevenson Professor of Physics | Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, UNITED STATES

Expert in the search for Earth-like planets across the galaxy and an advocate for diversity, including neurodiversity, in the academy.

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## Selected Media Appearances (10)

#### First images from NASA’s James Webb Telescope will be shared with researchers and students in Middle Tennessee

2022-07-12

Dr. Keivan Stassun, an astrophysicist at Vanderbilt University, is helping lead that effort. He and his team will analyze these new images for revelations about space and time in distant galaxies.

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#### NASA Needs 'Multi-generational Commitment' for Space Mission DEI: Report

Newsweek  online

2022-05-18

Keivan Stassun, one of the study's co-authors and the Stevenson Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University's College of Arts & Science, added in a Vanderbilt news release that SMD's current process can "systematically disadvantage and exclude folks of certain backgrounds or life experiences who could be superb, arguably even more capable, leaders."

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#### Fix the system, not the students

Science  online

2022-03-02

Even before the TEAM-UP report, some academic physicists had begun to take similar steps. At Vanderbilt University, astrophysicist Keivan Stassun was moved to act by data showing Black undergraduates are being pushed out of the field they want to study.

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#### NASA’s biggest telescope is about to launch, and a Vanderbilt astronomer has a ‘front row seat’ to cosmic discovery

2021-12-23

“The James Webb Telescope is by far, by a country mile, the single most ambitious and technologically-advanced thing that human beings have sent into space,” said Dr. Keivan Stassun, an astrophysicist at Vanderbilt University.

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#### Recruiting for talent on the autism spectrum

CBS 60 Minutes  tv

2021-07-18

Dan Burger's unique abilities caught the attention of Keivan Stassun, an astrophysics professor at Vanderbilt. His son is on the autism spectrum, and Stassun helped start the Frist Center.

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