Microbiology, first form of life and extremophiles associated to biosignatures on Earth and beyond Earth. Biosignatures database using spectro-polarimetry to detect homochirality associated to life
Planetary geomorphology, ice and volatiles, machine and deep learning, object detection, image processing, remote sensing, soil- and terramechanics, solar system exploration
Jan Can Akin
General theory of planetary system formation, internal structure Bayesian analysis, use of machine learning tools to analyse observations and simulations. Main author of the first and second versions of the 'Bern model' for planetary system formation. Involved in the CHEOPS and PLATO missions.
Thermal and chemical evolution of planetary mantles, mantle convection, plate tectonics, early Earth, magma oceans, equations of state and material properties of planetary materials
Exoplanet detection and characterisation, planetary atmospheres, planetary dynamics, statistical analysis, stellar and brown-dwarf physics, ground-based instrumentation, data analysis, large surveys
Astrochemistry, star and planet formation, prestellar cores, protoplanetary disks, comets, complex organic molecules, PAHs, shocks, ALMA, JWST
N-body and orbital dynamics, exoplanet characterization, transit time variations and planet formation; opacity calculations, radiative transfer and fluid dynamics; numerical code development and high performance computing; GPU computing and training; GPU hardware and clusters
Kathryn Dawn Jones
Atmospheric modelling of exoplanets and brown dwarfs, radiative transfer theory, clouds and chemistry, numerical code development, inversion techniques for exoplanet and brown dwarf atmospheres
Astrochemistry, prestellar cores, protostars, protoplanetary disks, star formation, (sub-)millimeter astronomy, interferometry, complex organic molecules, isotopic fractionation
specialised in Exploration of planetary climate oscillations
Physical chemistry, astrochemistry, astrobiology, laboratory experiments and instrumentation, ice chemistry and physics, prebiotic molecules, ALMA, JWST
I’m working on applying atmospheric retrieval methods involving machine learning techniques to the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and directly imaged exoplanets. In doing so, I’m explicitly interested in combining Brown Dwarf theory with astrostatistics methods like Bayesian statistics.
Erik Andreas Meier Valdés
I am working on atmospheric physics and dynamics, radiative transfer, temperature-dependant heat capacities, climate and weather simulation, forecasting, machine learning, numerical code development, general circulation model, high performance computing and GPU computing.
Long-term planetary carbon cycle, two-phase fluid flow dynamics, petrological thermodynamics, metamorphic petrology, mantle convection
Astrochemistry, star and planet formation, isotopic fractionation, complex organic molecules, submillimeter astronomy, interferometry, ALMA, protostars, protoplanetary disks, comets, linking astrophysics with Solar System science and cosmochemistry, radiative transfer