Konstantin Batygin is an Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences at Caltech
Forbes named professor Konstantin Batygin the "next physics rock star" in its 2015 list of "30 Under 30: Young Scientists Who Are Changing the World." He received his bachelor's degree in physics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008, before pursuing graduate studies at California Institute of Technology. To date, Batygin has authored over fifty scientific publications, and his research has been featured on the pages of Nature as well as the front cover of Scientific American. Prior to joining the faculty at California Institute of Technology in 2014, Batygin was a visiting scientist at Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur in Nice, France, and a prize postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. When not doing science, he moonlights as the lead singer in the rock band, The Seventh Season.