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.
Sherry is from Wuhan, China. She obtained her B.S. in Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014. During the undergraduate study, she worked on X-ray properties of galaxy clusters and their implications in cosmological parameters. Sherry has been an MIT astrophysics graduate student since September 2014.
1. Spectroscopic analysis and stellar properties determination. 2. Exoplanet occurrence rate study. Specifically, how stellar properties and multiplicity affect occurrence rates of planets of various sizes and orbital parameters. 3. Exoplanet characterization with transmission or reflection spectroscopy.