Alexander G. Hayes

Assistant Professor
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

412 Space Science Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 793-7531

Alexander G. Hayes

Assistant Professor
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Solar system exploration and comparative planetology; surface processes; remote sensing (visible, infrared, RADAR); spacecraft instrumentation and mission development

Current Research Interest
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn; Mars Exploration Rovers; Mars Science Laboratory; Mars 2020 Rover; Europa Multiple Flyby Mission; ground and space-based observatories; Titan’s lakes and seas; Mars composition and sedimentology

Distinction
National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow
NASA Early Career Fellow
Ronald Greeley Early Career Award
Sigma Xi Young Scholar Procter Prize
David Delano Clark Award
NASA Group Achievement Awards (MER/MSL/Cassini)
Committee on Space Research/Russian Academy of Sciences, Zeldovich Medal

Selected Publications
Hayes, Alexander G. “The Lakes and Seas of Titan.” Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science 44 (2016): 57-83.

Hayes Alexander G., Oded Aharonson, P. Callahan, Charles Elachi, Y. Gim, R. Kirk, K. Lewis, R. Lopes, R. Lorenz, Jonathan Lunine, K. Mitchell, Giuseppe Mitri, E. Stofan, and S. Wall. Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan: Distribution and Interaction with a Porous Regolith. Geophysical Research Letters 35, no. 9 (2008): 9204.

Cornell Research Website Article
Saturn’s Moon, Titan: An Explorer’s Utopia