Research at the CSH spans a broad range of disciplines and methodology, from theory and simulation to observations and instrumentation. Our CSH researchers have a diverse range of interests.



CSH Researchers

Nicole Schanche

Erik Andreas Meier Valdés

Kathryn Dawn Jones

Pascal-Andreas Noti

Pushkar Kopparla

specialised in Exploration of planetary climate oscillations

Jan Can Akin

Anna Lüber

Pierre Auclair-Desrotour

Russell Deitrick

Atmospheric dynamics of exoplanets big and small, climate and habitability, obliquity and orbital dynamics, planetary interior-atmosphere coupling (e.g., carbon cycling), biosignatures, ancient Martian climate

Brice-Olivier Demory

Exoplanet detection and characterisation, planetary atmospheres, planetary dynamics, statistical analysis, stellar and brown-dwarf physics, ground-based instrumentation, data analysis, large surveys

Maria Drozdovskaya

Astrochemistry, star and planet formation, prestellar cores, protoplanetary disks, comets, complex organic molecules, PAHs, shocks, ALMA, JWST

Clemence Fontanive

Direct detection and characterisation of brown dwarfs and giant exoplanets, formation and evolution of substellar binaries and planetary systems, population statistics and demographics, bridging observations and theory using statistical methods

Simon Grimm

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

Andrea Guzmán Mesa

Exoplanetary atmospheres, machine learning, radiative transfer, planetary interiors

Daniel Kitzmann

Atmospheric modelling of exoplanets and brown dwarfs, radiative transfer theory, clouds and chemistry, numerical code development, inversion techniques for exoplanet and brown dwarf atmospheres

Beatrice Kulterer

Elspeth Lee

Niels Ligterink

Physical chemistry, astrochemistry, astrobiology, laboratory experiments and instrumentation, ice chemistry and physics, prebiotic molecules, ALMA, JWST

Vera Matarese

Scientific realism, naturalistic metaphysics, the structure and interpretation of scientific theories, physical ontology, scientific epistemology, scientific methods, models and measurements

Tobias Meier

Interior evolution of rocky exoplanets, interior-atmosphere coupling, mantle convection

Brett Morris

Stellar astrophysics, exoplanet characterization and detection, astrobiology, statistical inference, open-source science

Susanne Wampfler

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