Anjali Piette

I'm a final-year PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, working with Dr Nikku Madhusudhan on exoplanet atmospheres.

Research Interests

I study the atmospheres of a wide range of exoplanets, from temperate low-mass planets to highly-irradiated gas giants and isolated brown dwarfs. I'm especially interested in what the emission spectra of these atmospheres can tell us about their temperature profiles, energy transport, potential surface/interior properties and atmospheric chemistry/clouds. In my work, I use self-consistent atmospheric models to understand how various physical processes affect the temperature profile and emission spectrum of the atmosphere. I also use atmospheric retrievals to understand what we can learn about these planets with observations from facilities such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

Recent Results

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Contact

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA