I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. I do research on exoplanets, the planets around other stars. I'm especially interested in how exoplanets form: my research focusses on what we can learn about how planet form from observations of exoplanets and of protoplanetary disks.
I'm currently working with Fred Ciesla, Ilaria Pascucci, and Daniel Apai as part of the EOS team (part of NASA NExSS) on comparing the population of observed exoplanets with those formed in planet formation simulations. Check out the Genesis database of planet formation models!
We have a series of papers out now, and I wrote a review chapter about the relations between exoplanets and their host star properties for the Handbook of Exoplanets.
I also co-advise graduate student Rachel Fernandes who discovered a break in the semi-major axis distribution of giant planets!
The code for the exoplanet population observation simulator epos can be found on github, with documentation.
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