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Abigail Allwood

Australian geologist and astrobiologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Abigail Allwood is an Australian geologist and astrobiologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory who studies stromatolites, detection of life on other planets, and evolution of life on early Earth. Her early work gained notability for finding evidence of life in 3.45 billion year old stromatolites in the Pilbara formation in Australia, which was featured on the cover of the journal Nature. She is now a principal investigator on the Mars Rover 2020 team searching for evidence of life on Mars using the Planetary Instrument for X-Ray Lithochemistry . Allwood is the first female and first Australian principal investigator on a NASA Mars mission.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Queensland University of Technology

University in Australia

Macquarie University

University in Sydney, New South Wales