Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge UK
I am a PhD student working at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge with Simon Hodgkin. I am also associated with Murray Edwards College and am involved with the graduate students there. My research interests surround exoplanet detection and characterisation with my current projects based on exoplanet atmospheres.
I work mostly with IDL and C++ and develop tookits and pipelines for the reduction of datasets. Primarily I am working on a reduction toolkit for HST spatial scan mode data. Previously I have worked with the Kepler data and asteroseismology. I was also lucky enough to be selected for an REU position at LASP in Colorado Boulder in the summer of 2012 where I worked with Dr. Savita Mathur learning to develop pipelines for the detection and analysis of asteroseismic signatures in Kepler data.
I also have a blog which you can find here which includes updates on neat things I've found during my PhD and code snippets for people to use such as new IDL color tables.
As part of my PhD at the Institute of Astronomy I'm involved in a wide range of outreach activities, from public observing nights to tours of the telescopes on site. I have also give public talks during outreach events which the Institute holds between October and March. A few outreach materials are available here and talks slides are available below.
During my PhD I have developed a short introductory course to C++ for new graduate students. The materials for C++ Course are below with each of the worksheet sets and solutions in a .tar.gz file.
Talks and Publications
What you need to know about pressure broadening in exoplanet atmospheres.
Poster, Exoplanet Community Meeting 2016
My poster for the 2016 Exoplanet Community Meeting discussing three key points from my paper from January 2016. These include the importance of broadening profile shape, the broadening molecule and the resolution of the observations.
CV and Training
Below are some details about my education and training since leaving the University of Birmingham in 2013. For more information see the full CV below or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For references please contact my PhD supervisors Dr. Nikku Madhusudhan and Simon Hodgkin at the IoA.
For a full CV please click here
PhD beginning October 2013 in Astronomy at University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy
MSc First Class with Honours from the University of Birmingham, graduated in 2013.
Conferences and Training