Alex Bixel

Posted By on Jun 29, 2015 |


Graduate Student, The University of Arizona

I am a graduate student at Steward Observatory working with Daniel Apai. As part of the ACCESS team (Arizona-CfA-Catolica Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey), I study the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets through transmission spectroscopy. I am also interested in how life affects the composition of a planet’s atmosphere, with the hopes of determining what we should look for as we begin probing habitable exoplanets for signs of life.