Torres Postdoctoral Fellow

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I am an astrophysicist hunting for new exoplanets. Since 2018, I am a Torres Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I work closely with the team of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Whenever I am not searching for new worlds, I enjoy travelling, the outdoors (scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking), and exploring our own Earth.

My PhD was obtained at the University of Cambridge, UK, where I worked in Professor Didier Queloz’s group at the Exoplanet Research Centre.  My research was focused on how we can distinguish between real exoplanets and stuff that looks like exoplanets, but is not (“false positives”). I worked with the Next Generation Transit Survey, a ground-based array of telescopes on the hunt for Neptune-sized exoplanets.

Exoplanets & binary stars
Habitability & origin of life
Bayesian Statistics
Machine Learning

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