April 18, 2016

The Team

Dr Hugh Osborn

After a PhD at the University of Warwick, Hugh now works at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille in France. There he hunts for transiting planets with the K2 space telescope, and helps develop how ESA’s PLATO mission can do the same.

He tweets as @ExoHugh and blogs from Lost In Transits.

Dr Hannah WakefordHRW_img_O

Hannah is a lecturer in astrophysics at the University of Bristol in the UK.  Hannah completed her PhD at the University of Exeter, UK, then moved to the US for a Post-Doctoral fellowship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre , and then the Giacconi Prize Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Hannah works on characterising the atmospheres of known exoplanets, especially focusing on the impact of clouds on the transmission spectra of Hot Jupiters.

She tweets as @StellarPlanet and blogs at StellarPlanet.org.

Dr Andrew RushbyAndrewRushby

Andrew is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department for Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he studies the climates and habitability of small worlds in the galaxy. After a graduate studies at the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Andrew secured a fellowship with the NASA Postdoctoral Program and moved to NASA Ames Research Center in 2016, before joining UCI in 2018.

He tweets from @andrewrushby.