Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. Her research, which earned her a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, has introduced many foundational ideas to the field of exoplanets. She has led different space missions or space mission concept studies, including NASA’s probe-class study team for the Starshade project. She is now at the forefront of the search for the first Earth-like exoplanets and signs of life on them.
Seager is the author of the memoir "The Smallest Lights in the Universe" and the nonfiction work "Exoplanets."