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I am a Gates Cambridge scholar studying the atmospheres of exoplanets


About me

I am a final year PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. I am interested in studying the atmospheres of exoplanets to investigate what they are made of using transmission spectroscopy and retrieval techniques. My supervisor is Dr. Nikku Madhusudhan.

On this website you can learn more about some of the projects I am involved in, learn how to get in touch, and get to know me better.

I am extremely grateful to the Gates Cambridge Trust for their help towards my doctoral studies. You can find my profile here.

In addition, you can view my profile page at the Institute of Astronomy’s website.

Projects

Mass-Metallicity trend in transiting exoplanets

We performed the most extensive study of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date and looked for trends in the composition of exoplanets.

Degeneracies in retrievals of exoplanets

We investigated which degeneracies affect retrievals of transmission spectra of exoplanets. Understanding these degeneracies is fundamental to obtain accurate estimations of atmospheric properties.

Characterization of exoplanets

I have participated in the analysis of several data sets obtained using ground and space based telescopes. Amongst them are the first detection of lithium in the atmosphere of WASP-127b and the first indication of aluminium oxide in WASP-33b.

Banner image credit Amanda Smith