Michael Solontoi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics

Michael Solontoi



  • PhD Astronomy, University of Washington, 2010
  • MSc in Astronomy, University of Washington, 2004
  • BA in Physics, Reed College, 2000

Research Interests

Dr. Solontoi’s research interests lie in understanding the properties, evolution, and origins of the relic populations of the Solar System, asteroids and comets, through observations, dynamical simulations, and particularly the application of large scale survey data to the study of these objects. He has worked on comets and asteroids with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and is involved with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

Personal Information

When not working on astronomy, Dr. Solontoi enjoys history, reading, and downhill skiing.