Alumni: Megan Bedell, 2017
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2017

Flatiron Research Fellow, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Simons Foundation


My research is broadly focused on the connections between stars and the planets they host. I am an expert in high-precision optical spectroscopy of Sun-like stars. I've also discovered several exoplanets through the radial velocity technique.

I am interested in data-driven techniques for the discovery and characterization of new exoplanets. I work with data from ground-based spectrographs including HARPS and HIRES as well as space missions like Kepler and Gaia.