The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I am a planetary sciences graduate student in MIT’s EAPS department studying mainly exoplanets and planet formation. Through MKI, I work with the TESS instrumentation team analyzing camera/CCD performance. In my home department, I am helping develop a program to find small asteroids in the Kuiper Belt. I am usually found in my Green building office, 54-411, or out hiking some of the beautiful surroundings Massachusetts has to offer.