Sadie Dutton

Sadie Dutton

Grad student in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Sharon, Vermont

Date of this Interview: April 2, 2020

What do you research?

I work in physical chemistry, investigating the interaction of broadband terahertz radiation with high rotational states and low energy vibrational modes in small molecule clusters.

Why does space inspire you?

Space inspires me with its endless wealth of curiosities and mysteries. For every question we answer about the universe beyond our atmosphere, so many more pop up to keep us wondering.

What’s the first thing you’re looking forward to doing after COVID-19 isolation ends?

The first thing I'm looking forward to is meeting up with friends for some really good coffee at my favorite neighborhood cafe.

If you were a celestial body which celestial body would you be and why?


If I were a celestial body, I believe I would be the moon. I tend to stay pretty locked in routine, but I still have some exciting times that *eclipse* the day to day. Plus, I wear a lot of grey.

Sadie’s excitement in a science museum

Sadie’s excitement in a science museum.