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Postgraduate Student

Kimberly Bott

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My research project focuses on the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, particularly transiting hot Jupiters.  I use sophisticated radiative transfer models (VSTAR) to compare to spectra and photometric data from Gemini (Flamingos2), Hubble and Spitzer telescopes. I am also involved in the construction of a polarimeter (HIPPI), and complimentary models of polarised light from exoplanets and of the effects of the interstellar medium on polarimetric observations of nearby stars.

I have also done some work during my candidacy modeling the deuterium in the atmosphere of Uranus.  Generally speaking, I am interested in atmospheres, planet/star formation and in brown dwarfs.

Find out more about me at My Astro Blog or the Australian Centre for Astrobiology.