HND, Observational Astronomy1997, University of Central Lancashire
BSc, Physics with Astrophysics1999, Royal Holloway College, University of London
PhD, Space Physics2004, MSSL-UCL
Abi Rymer is a space physicist with over 20-years experience studying the Outer Planets as part of the Cassini and Juno instrument teams. Originally from North-West England she followed a non-traditional route to academia including running a pub in Preston, Lancashire and Fine Fragrance Research with Proctor and Gamble. Abi led the multi-instrument team that identified the Enceladus auroral footprint at Saturn and has a keen interest in cross-disciplinary topics, from magnetic microbes to exoplanet atmospheres. Most recently she led a Planetary Mission Concept Study designing a NASA Flagship to the Neptune-Triton system; participates as Co-Investigator and Working Group co-chair on the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter; leads a Working Group to define planetary observations in support of exoplanetary research for Interstellar Probe as well as helping to start up the cross assessment group “Exoplanets in our Backyard” to promote cross-divisional research opportunities at NASA and serving the community as a committee member on the Outer Planets Assessment Group.