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 the Giacconi Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute in the US. 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 prior to her most recent post. 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

After a masters & PhD 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 Ames Research Center in 2016. There he carries out research on the early climate of the Earth, and works with the “Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science” (NExSS), which studies how the history, geology, and climate of exoplanets could interact to create the conditions for life.

He tweets from @andrewrushby and blogs from the II-I- Blog.