Benjamin Rackham

Posted By on Jun 28, 2015 |


Graduate Research Fellow, The University of Arizona

I am a NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy. My research focuses on characterizing the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets as part of ACCESS: the Arizona-CfA-Católica Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey. Using the Magellan Telescopes in Chile, the ACCESS team is conducting the largest ground-based transmission spectroscopy survey of exoplanets to date, with the goal of compiling a comparative library of exoplanet transmission spectra from hot Jupiters, through hot Neptunes to super-Earths.