Current group members:

Dr. Jacob L. Bean

Group Leader
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
B.S. in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002

Dr. Andreas Seifahrt

Research Scientist
Lab manager and instrumentation projects lead

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), 2008
Diploma in Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), 2004

Dr. Kevin Stevenson

Postdoc 2012 - 2014, Sagan Fellow since June 2014
Current project: Exoplanet transit spectroscopy from the ground and space

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Central Florida, 2012
M.S. in Astronomy, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2006
B.S. in Physics, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 2005

Laura Kreidberg

Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient
Expected graduation: 2016
Current project: Intensive transit spectroscopy observations with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini telescopes

B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, Yale University, 2011

Megan Bedell

Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient
Expected graduation: 2017
Current project: HARPS Solar Twin planet search

B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, Haverford College, 2012

Gregory Gilbert

Graduate Student
Expected graduation: 2019
Current project: Ground-based transit spectroscopy

B.A. in Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008


Former group members:

Hannah Diamond-Lowe

Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 -- 2014
Completed project: Exoplanet spectroscopy with the Spitzer Space Telescope

B.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2014
Currently taking a gap year before applying to graduate school

Molly Simon

Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2012
Completed project: Transmission models of the Earth's atmosphere for radial velocity and transit spectroscopy observations

B.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2013
Now in graduate school at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory