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Welcome to my academic webpage! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics at McGill University. My supervisors are Nicolas Cowan from McGill University and Pierre Bastien from Université de Montréal. My current research focuses on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, especially highly-irradiated exoplanets. I make use of data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope to study hot Jupiter atmospheres. Recently I have also begun to dabble with modelling the atmospheres of highly-irradiated exoplanets. One of my other current projects uses the newly comissioned POMM at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic to study the polarization of light coming from known hot Jupiters.

Recent Research

The Very Low Albedo of WASP-12b

A Planetary Atmosphere Acting Like a Star

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. These observations show that little-to-no light is reflected at optical wavelengths and tell us that the planet would look as dark as fresh asphalt or charcoal, if we could take a look at it. This provides interesting insight into the atmospheric conditions of the exceedingly hot dayside of the planet.
Image Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon

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