Technical University of Denmark
 
Exoplanet Group

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Current Members

Lars A. Buchhave
Professor

Characterizing exoplanets with emphasis on terrestrial planets, super-Earths, and sub-Neptunes

“My main research interests encompass discovery, validation, and precise mass measurements of transiting and non-transiting planets to understand their composition and structure and observation and characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres. Additionally, I am interested in host star metallicities and how these affect planet formation.”

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João M. Mendonça
Senior Researcher

General theory of planetary atmospheres & planetary modeler

“My research focuses mainly on the development of models to understand planetary climates and atmospheric circulations, to search and characterize Earth-like exoplanets and look for signs of life on habitable worlds.”

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Hannah Diamond-Lowe
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ground- and space-based observations of small exoplanets

“There are more planets than stars in the Milky Way, and Earth-sized exoplanets are the most common. Fully understanding the nature of these worlds requires exploring their atmospheres. I observe the terrestrial exoplanets closest to us at optical and infrared wavelengths in order to measure their atmospheric properties.”

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Thea Kozakis
Postdoctoral Fellow

“My research focuses on modeling the climate and photochemistry of terrestrial planetary atmospheres to study how signs of life would change around different host stars. I am also particularly interested in planetary systems around white dwarfs.”

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Wencheng Shao
Postdoc

“I mainly use theoretical modelling to study how different atmospheric processes operate together on terrestrial planets. These processes include clouds, atmospheric dynamics and chemistry. I aim to well understand the climate variabilities, climate evolution and habitability on terrestrial planets.”

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Alumni

Andrew Mayo
Former PhD Student – Now at University of California, Berkeley
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René Tronsgaard Rasmussen
Former PhD Student – Now at Aarhus University
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Alexander Dybdahl Rathcke
Former PhD Student – Now at Harvard University
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Aaron Bello-Arufe
Former PhD Student – Now at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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