Seminars and local events

  • 18 May, David Catling: Earth's Early Atmosphere and Biochemistry. Earth Sciences Seminar, 12 Noon
  • 22 May, Halley Lecture, Adam Showman, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre 5:30 PM. Weather on Remote Worlds: The Atmosphere Circulation of Strongly Irradiated Exoplanets
  • 24 May, David Catling: Finding life on Earth-like exoplanets through its imprint on atmospheric composition. AOPP seminar, Dobson Room, 11:30 AM

Publications

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Major Research Areas

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Transit Method

Planet Detection and Characterization

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AlmaDisk

Disks and Dynamics

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ELT

Astronomical Instrumentation

For telescopes and Solar System missions

Juno

Solar System Exploration

Misson planning and data analysis

Trappist 1d

Atmospheric Modeling

Earth, Solar System planets and exoplanets

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology and geochemistry

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Proterozoic

Early Earth

Climate modeling, Deep-time climate proxies and biogeochemical evolution

Featured Research

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55 Cnc e Temperature

Climate of lava planets

Mark Hammond and Ray Pierrehumbert are studying the atmospheric dynamics of lava planets. Lava planets are rocky planets which are so hot that they have a permanent dayside magma ocean. Their first paper on the planet 55 Cancri-e is here.

Jupiter

Ammonia on Jupiter, Hydrogen Sulfide on Uranus

Pat Irwin's group, which is active in characterization of Solar System planetary atmospheres as well as exoplanet atmospheres. has characterized the distribution of ammonia in the atmosphere of Jupiter (see their paper here) and hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere of Uranus (paper here, some news coverage here and here).