David Baker, professor of physics, department chair, and Adams Observatory director, loves to explore extreme aspects of the Earth and other planets. With his students, he has conducted research on giant dust devils that sweep across the surface of Mars, measured extreme precipitation in North Texas, and helped discover a new planet orbiting a distant star. Baker has published an award-winning book titled, “The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System,” which investigates some of the wildest things in our solar system. Baker’s intellectual adventure carries over to the classroom, where his goal is to create awesome learning and experiences for all students.
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