Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Only the peer-reviewed publications of professors and researchers employed by the CSH are listed.  The last names of the CSH researchers are underlined (only when they are employed by the CSH at the time of publication), while the names of the journals are in bold.  The publications of our affiliated professors and researchers are not listed.  (The current CSH Director does not consider conference proceedings and non-peer-reviewed documents to be publications.)  Entries marked by an asterisk are considered highlights by the CSH Director.


Dorn, C., et al., 2017, "A generalized Bayesian inference method for constraining the interiors of super Earths and sub-Neptunes," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 597, A37

Furuya, K., et al., 2017, "Water delivery from cores to disks: Deuteration as a probe of the prestellar inheritance of H2O," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 599, A40

Gaidos, E., Kitzmann, D., & Heng, K., 2017 "Exoplanet characterization by multi-observatory transit photometry with TESS and CHEOPS," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468, 3418

Gillon, M., et al., 2017, "Two massive rocky planets transiting a K-dwarf 6.5 parsecs away," Nature Astronomy, 1, 56

*Gillon, M., et al., 2017, "Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1," Nature, 42, 456

Guenther, M.N., et al., 2017, "A new yield simulator for transiting planets and false positives: application to the Next Generation Transit Survey," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 3379

Hippke, M., et al., 2017, "Sonneberg Plate Photometry for Boyajian’s Star in Two Passbands," Astrophysical Journal, 837, 85

Hoffmann, V., et al., 2017, "Stochasticity and predictability in terrestrial planet formation," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 2170-2188

*Heng, K., 2017, "Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Theoretical Concepts and Foundations" (New Jersey: Princeton University Press) [textbook]

Heng, K., & Kitzmann, D., 2017, "The theory of transmission spectra revisited: a semi-analytical method for interpreting WFC3 data and an unresolved challenge," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, in press

Heng, K., & Marley, M., 2017, "Radiative Transfer for Exoplanet Atmospheres," Handbook of Exoplanets (Springer), in press [invited review]

*Luger, R., et al., 2017, "A seven-planet resonant chain in TRAPPIST-1," Nature Astronomy, 1, 129

Lykke, J.M., et al., 2017, "The ALMA-PILS survey: First detections of ethylene oxide, acetone and propanal toward the low-mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 597, A53

*Malik, M., et al., 2017, "HELIOS: An Open-source, GPU-accelerated Radiative Transfer Code for Self-consistent Exoplanetary Atmospheres," Astronomical Journal, 153, 56

Mottram, J.C., et al., 2017, "Outflows, infall and evolution of a sample of embedded low-mass protostars. The William Herschel Line Legacy (WILL) survey," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 600, A99

Oberst, T.E., et al., 2017, "KELT-16b: A Highly Irradiated, Ultra-short Period Hot Jupiter Nearing Tidal Disruption," Astronomical Journal, 153, 97

Tasker, E., et al., 2017, "The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change," Nature Astronomy, 1, 42

*Tsai, S.-M., et al., 2017, "VULCAN: An Open-source, Validated Chemical Kinetics Python Code for Exoplanetary Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal Supplements, 228, 20

van Kooten, E.M.M.E., et al., 2017, "A divergent heritage for complex organics in Isheyevo lithic clasts," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 205, 119

Wyttenbach, A., et al., 2017, "Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). I. Detection of hot neutral sodium at high altitudes on WASP-49b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 602, A36


Topics covered: general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, exoplanetary science, planetary science, cometary science, astrochemistry, theology and philosophy of science [24 publications]

Boyajian, T. S., et al., 2016, "Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 - Where's the flux?," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 457, 3988

Calmonte, U., et al., 2016, "Sulphur-bearing species in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462, S253 

*Demory, B.-O., et al., 2016, "A map of the large day–night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet," Nature, 532, 207

de Wit, J., et al., 2016, "A combined transmission spectrum of the Earth-sized exoplanets TRAPPIST-1 b and c," Nature, 537, 69

Fromang, S., Leconte, J., & Heng, K., 2016, "Shear-driven instabilities and shocks in the atmospheres of hot Jupiters," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 591, A144

Godolt, M., et al., 2016, "Assessing the habitability of planets with Earth-like atmospheres with 1D and 3D climate modeling," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 592, A36

*Heng, K., & Tsai, S.-M., 2016, "Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. III. Gaseous C-H-O-N Chemistry with Nine Molecules," Astrophysical Journal, 829, 104

Heng, K., 2016, "A Cloudiness Index for Transiting Exoplanets Based on the Sodium and Potassium Lines: Tentative Evidence for Hotter Atmospheres Being Less Cloudy at Visible Wavelengths," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 826, L16

Heng, K., & Lyons, J.R., 2016, "Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Rarely Dominant Compared to Carbon Monoxide and Water in Hot, Hydrogen-dominated Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal, 817, 149

Heng, K., Lyons, J.R., & Tsai, S.-M., 2016, "Atmospheric Chemistry for Astrophysicists: A Self-consistent Formalism and Analytical Solutions for Arbitrary C/O," Astrophysical Journal, 816, 96

Jorgensen, J.K., et al., 2016, "The ALMA Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey (PILS). First results from an unbiased submillimeter wavelength line survey of the Class 0 protostellar binary IRAS 16293-2422 with ALMA," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 595, A117

Keane, J.V., et al., 2016, "Catastrophic Disruption of Comet ISON," Astrophysical Journal, 831, 207

Kitzmann, D., Bolte, J., & Patzer, A.B.C., 2016, "Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for radiative transfer in spherical symmetry," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 595, A90

*Kitzmann, D., 2016, "Revisiting the Scattering Greenhouse Effect of CO2 Ice Clouds," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 817, L18

Knuuttila, T. & Loettgers, A., 2016, "Model templates within and between disciplines: from magnets to gases – and socio economic systems," European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 6, 377

Knuuttila, T., Loettgers, A., 2016, "Contrasting cases: The Lotka-Volterra Model Times Three," in The Philosophy of Historical Case Studies (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science), 319, 151

Larsson, J., et al., 2016, "Three-dimensional Distribution of Ejecta in Supernova 1987A at 10,000 Days," Astrophysical Journal, 833, 147

*Lehmann, Z.I., 2016, "The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology," (London: Palgrave Macmillan) [monograph]

Losch, A., 2016, "Kant's wager. Kant's strong belief in extra-terrestrial life, the history of this question and its challenge for theology today," International Journal of Astrobiology, 15, 261

*Mendonca, J.M., Grimm, S.L., Grosheintz, K., & Heng, K., 2016, "THOR: A New and Flexible Global Circulation Model to Explore Planetary Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal, 829, 115

Mendonca, J.M., & Read, P.L., 2016, "Exploring the Venus global super-rotation using a comprehensive general circulation model," Planetary and Space Science, 134, 1

Oklopcic, A., Hirata, C.M., & Heng, K., "Raman Scattering by Molecular Hydrogen and Nitrogen in Exoplanetary Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal, 832, 30

Oreshenko, M., Heng, K., & Demory, B.-O., 2016, "Optical phase curves as diagnostics for aerosol composition in exoplanetary atmospheres," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 457, 3420

Stevenson, K.B., et al., 2016, "Transiting Exoplanet Studies and Community Targets for JWST's Early Release Science Program," Publications of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, 128, 094401