Dr. Scott Gaudi earned his B.S. from Michigan State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He was a Hubble Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, and a Menzel Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, before joining the faculty in the Department of Astronomy at the Ohio State University in 2006. He was named one of "20 Scientists to Watch in 20 Years" by Discover Magazine in 2000, was named one of Astronomy Magazine's "10 Rising Stars of Astronomy" in 2008, and was recently awarded the Helen B. Warner Prize for "significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy" by the American Astronomical Society. His research is focused on the search for, and characterization of, extasolar planets using a variety of techniques. He designed and is currently teaching a popular undergraduate course on 'Life in the Universe.'
Gaudi, Scott '91, "Quest for Our Origins" (2009). Special Lectures. 1.