Institute of Astronomy

- Anjali Piette

E-mail: ap763@ast.cam.ac.uk

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Office: Hoyle H29
Office Tel: (01223) 766645
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Publications

Research Themes: Star Formation and Exoplanets

Research Keywords: Planets, Spectroscopy, Theory

Research

I'm a final-year PhD student working on exoplanet atmospheres with my supervisor Dr Nikku Madhusudhan. 

I study the atmospheres of a wide range of exoplanets, from temperate low-mass planets to highly-irradiated gas giants and isolated brown dwarfs. I'm especially interested in what the emission spectra of these atmospheres can tell us about their temperature profiles, energy transport, potential surface/interior properties and atmospheric chemistry/clouds. In my work, I use self-consistent atmospheric models to understand how various physical processes affect the temperature profile and emission spectrum of the atmosphere. I also use atmospheric retrievals to understand what we can learn about these planets with observations from facilities such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

Selected papers

 

Career

2017-present    

Astronomy PhD, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Supervisor: Dr Nikku Madhusudhan.

Supervisor for Undergraduate Astrophysics, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Supervisor for Undergraduate Physics, Pembroke College, Cambridge

2016    

Summer research project with Antonia Rowlinson & Jess Broderick, ASTRON, Netherlands

2014    

Summer research project with Grant Kennedy, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

2016-2017    

MSci, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge 

2012-2016    

BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge 

 

Qualifications

PhD, Astronomy, Supervisor: Dr Nikku Madhusudhan - University of Cambridge (2017-present) 

MSci, Natural Sciences (1st class) - University of Cambridge (2016-2017)

BA, Natural Sciences (1st class) - University of Cambridge (2012-2016)

 

Awards and Prizes

2017-2021  UK STFC Ph.D. Studentship

2013-2017  Pembroke College Foundation Scholar

2016           Dr Stevens Prize for Natural Science

2016           ASTRON/JIVE Summer Studentship

2014           Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, Summer Studentship

2012           Cuthbert Award for Science

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