An international team of researchers which I led analyzed new Hubble observations
of WASP-12b in hopes of detecting light reflected by the gas giant exoplanet. Our
stringent non-detection gives us exciting insights into the composition of the
atmosphere on the dayside of the planet.
Image Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon
To test theories of Type II Cepheid formation, I studied the spatial distribution
of these pulsating stars within the best-studied Milky Way Globular clusters to
determine whether or not there is evidence that they are frequently found orbiting
another star within a binary system.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NOAO/AURA/NSF
How does the star formation rate of galaxies depend on their stellar mass and the
density of their environment? To answer this question and study the evolution of
galaxy clusters, I analyzed 8 billion year old photons collected by the Spitzer Space
Image Credit: NASA/STScI/ESA/JPL-Caltech/McGill