Rebekah (Bekki) Dawson
rdawson at berkeley dot edu
Hearst Field Annex # 3411
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411

I am currently a Miller Fellow in the Berkeley Astronomy Department. I received my PhD from the Harvard University Astronomy Department in May 2013, supervised by Ruth Murray-Clay.

Research interests: Extra-solar planets, the Kuiper Belt, debris disks, dynamics of planetary and satellite systems, signal processing, astrostatistics


Large eccentricity, low mutual inclination: the three-dimensional architecture of a hierarchical system of giant planets, Dawson, R, Johnson, J.A., Fabrycky, D.C., Foreman-Mackey, D., Murray-Clay, R.A., Buchhave, L.A., Cargile, P.A., Clubb, K.I., Fulton, B.J., Hebb, L., Howard, A. W., Huber, D., Shporer, A., and Valenti, J.A., ApJ, 791, 89

On the tidal origin of hot Jupiter stellar obliquity trends, Dawson, R, ApJL, 790, 31

Giant planets orbiting metal-rich stars show signatures of planet-planet interactions, Dawson, R and Murray-Clay, R.A, ApJL, 767, L24

A paucity of proto-hot Jupiters on supereccentric orbits, Dawson, R, Murray-Clay, R.A, and Johnson, J.A., submitted to ApJ

The Photoeccentric Effect and Proto-Hot Jupiters II. KOI-1474.01, a candidate eccentric planet perturbed by an unseen companion, Dawson, R, Johnson, J.A., Morton, T.D., Crepp, J., Fabrycky, D.C., Murray-Clay, R.A., and Howard, A. 2012, ApJ, 761, 163

The Photoeccentric Effect and Proto-Hot Jupiters I. Measuring photometric eccentricities of individual transiting planets, Dawson, R. & Johnson, J.A. 2012, ApJ, 756, 122

Neptune's wild days: constraints from the eccentricity distribution of the classical Kuiper belt, Dawson, R. & Murray-Clay, R. 2012, ApJ, 750, 43

On the misalignment of the directly imaged planet Beta Pictoris b with the system's warped inner disk, Dawson, R., Murray-Clay, R., & Fabrycky, D., 2011, ApJL, 743, L17

Radial velocity planets de-aliased. A new, short period for Super-Earth 55 Cnc e. Dawson, R. & Fabrycky, D., 2010, ApJ, 722, 937.

Neptune on tiptoes: dynamical histories that preserve the cold classical Kuiper belt, Wolff, S., Dawson, R. & Murray-Clay R. 2012, ApJ, 746, 171

A Super-Earth transiting a naked eye star, Winn, J., Matthews, J., Dawson, R., Fabrycky, D., and 12 others, 2011, ApJL, 737, L18