COOL WORLDS LAB
"Through science, we learn the rules of this grand game. Through loopholes, we touch the stars."
Daniel is working on a method to determine the orbital properties of perturbing planets in TTV observations for single transiting planets, and performing model selection.
Ben has been developing a framework for measuring the detectability of exomoons in ultra high precision data, such as JWST. Ben is also working on exoplanet eccentricity demographics.
Justin is studying the detectability of oblate exoplanets in transit light curves, especially high precision archival observations such as those from JWST.
Stephen is investigating second order effects that contaminate transit spectroscopy, with the goal to improve the accuracy of molecular abundance retrievals.
Matt has been moonlighting in the Cool Worlds Lab, working on SETI related projects. In particular, Matt is developing methods to look for Starlifted stars in survey data.
Julia is investigating the crater history of the Moon and trying to understand how long artifacts could survive given the impact history.
Andrew is investigating the breakdown of classical exomoon TTV theory in the extreme limits of very close in satellites.
Avishi has been developing open source software for the simulation of oblate exoplanet transit light curves.