April 18, 2016

The Team

Dr Hugh Osborn

After a PhD at the University of Warwick, and a Postdoc in Marseille working on ESA’s PLATO mission, Hugh is now the CHESS fellow at the University of Bern and MIT, bridging NASA’s TESS mission and ESA’s Cheops space telescope.

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 Lecturer in Astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London. After graduate studies at the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Andrew completed postdoctoral fellowships at NASA Ames Research Center and the Univerisity of California, Irvine. His research focuses on planetary habitabilty, biogeochemical cycling, and exoplanet climatology.

He tweets from @andrewrushby.