November 28, 2022
I’m very proud of the work I’m currently doing with MAROON-X, an instrument that was designed and built by Jacob Bean’s group before I started attending UChicago. MAROON-X is an extremely stable and precise instrument that allows us to detect the gravitational pull of small rocky exoplanets on their host stars, allowing us to measure their masses very precisely. I have been involved with the project (alongside Andreas Seifahrt, David Kasper, and Rafael Luque) since I came here a few years ago. I have stayed up many nights to perform remote observations and spent many hours poring over the resulting data. The project has gotten me involved with other groups and it’s rewarding to help teams get the data they need to publish very exciting science.