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.
EAPS Postdoctoral Fellow with an MKI AffiliationPostdoctoral Scholar
I am a McDonnell postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT.
I study the atmospheres of exoplanets and 'exotic' past climates on Earth. My goal is to develop theories that help us understand why and how these climates differ from Earth's present-day climate. I am particularly interested in the unusual climates of tidally locked planets, which offer a unique opportunity over the coming few years for testing climate theories against astronomical observations. I am also interested in the dynamics of clouds and convection, and how these dynamics shape the habitability of terrestrial planets.