More recently, our team announced our discovery of hundreds of planet candidates from K2, including over 100 fully validated planets. These true, bona fide planets (no longer mere candidates!) provide an excellent laboratory for measuring planet masses (via RVs and TTVs), atmospheric composition (with HST and JWST), and for studying planetary habitability. This news was covered by Space.com, by Nature News, and other sources.
I am a Sagan Fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at Tucson's University of Arizona. My interests lie in exoplanet formation, composition, detection, and characterization, and the development of instrumentation to further those pursuits. I am currently studying extrasolar planets using both photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy from the ground and space. I have worked for two years at the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany and for three years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and I received my doctorate from UCLA. I also maintain an online repository of useful Python computing tools.
Ian J. M. Crossfield
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