I am a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow studying the atmospheres of exoplanets
I am a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at The School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. I am interested in studying the atmospheres of exoplanets to investigate what they are made of using transmission spectroscopy and retrieval techniques.
Building next-generation retrieval frameworks for the characterization of H-rich and H-poor atmospheres, Aurora (Welbanks & Madhusudhan 2021). Expanding our frameworks and their model flexibility for explaining higher fidelity observations.
We performed the most extensive study of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date and looked for trends in the composition of exoplanets (Welbanks et al. 2019).
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.
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Email: luis.welbanks -at- asu.edu
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