Postdoctoral Associates & Fellows
Tabetha is a Postdoctoral Fellow modeling Kepler data with the Planet Hunters project.
Peter is a Bateman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Geology and Geophysics department at Yale.
Peter is modeling the internal structure, dynamics, and thermal evolution of terrestrial exoplanets, with specific attention to magnetic field generation by dynamo action in iron-rich cores.He works with Debra's group to employ statistical methods to obtain orbital parameter probability distributions from radial velocity data, comparing Bayesian and frequentist approaches.
His website is: http://earth.geology.yale.edu/~pd282/
Christian is a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Postdoctoral Associate in Debra Fischer's group at Yale.
He is currently working on the CHIRON spectrometer, specifically on optical design, procurement, and integration.
He is also working on the Yale Doppler Diagnostic Facility, a high-resolution spectrometer built in the lab to test critical design parameters, with radial velocities as the key metric.
Christian is fond of cats, and has a soft spot for New England squirrels.
Meg is a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, in the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics (YCAA) and the Physics Department.
She is currently searching for dwarf planets in the Southern Hemisphere and working with the Exoplanets group on mining the Kepler dataset for transiting planets and characterizing stellar variability.
While not observing, she enjoys hanging out with her black cat Stella.
More information about Meg and her research can be found at: http://www.astro.yale.edu/mschwamb/
Ji is a Postdoctoral Associate in Debra Fischer's exoplanet group at Yale.
He is currently working on exoplanet searches around low mass stars and analysis of Kepler data with Planet Hunters/
He is also working on development of novel wavelength calibration sources for extreme precision exoplanet searches.