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.  Exceptions are SPIE conference proceedings and Nature opinion articles that have passed through editorial review.  Non-peer-reviewed research notes are not listed.)  Entries marked by an asterisk are considered highlights by the CSH Director.

2021 | 202020192018 | 2017 | 2016


Topics covered: astrochemistry, astronomy, brown dwarfs, exoplanetary science (including TESS and CHEOPS), geophysics, planetary science, philosophy of science [49 publications]

Agol, E., et al., 2021, "Refining the Transit-timing and Photometric Analysis of TRAPPIST-1: Masses, Radii, Densities, Dynamics, and Ephemerides," Planetary Science Journal, 2, 1

Benz, W., et al., 2021, "The CHEOPS mission," Experimental Astronomy, 51, 109

Bonfanti, A., et al., 2021, "CHEOPS observations of the HD 108236 planetary system: a fifth planet, improved ephemerides, and planetary radii," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 646, A157

Borsato, L., et al., 2021, "Exploiting timing capabilities of the CHEOPS mission with warm-Jupiter planets," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 3810

Bryant, E.M., et al., 2021, "A transit timing variation observed for the long-period extremely low-density exoplanet HIP 41378 f," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 504, L45

Delrez, L., et al., 2021, "Transit detection of the long-period volatile-rich super-Earth ν2 Lupi d with CHEOPS," Nature Astronomy, 5, 775

Desidera, S., et al., 2021, "The SPHERE infrared survey for exoplanets (SHINE). I. Sample definition and target characterization," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, A70

Drozdovskaya, M.N., et al., 2021, "Prestellar grain-surface origins of deuterated methanol in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500, 4901

Dubber, S., et al., 2021, "A novel survey for young substellar objects with the W-band filter III: Searching for very low-mass brown dwarfs in Serpens South and Serpens Core," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 4215

Fontanive, C., et al., 2021, "The Y dwarf population with HST: unlocking the secrets of our coolest neighbours - I. Overview and first astrometric results," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 501, 911

Fontanive, C., & Bardalez Gagliuffi, D., 2021, "The Census of Exoplanets in Visual Binaries: population trends from a volume-limited Gaia DR2 and literature search," Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 8, 16

Gratton, R., et al., 2021, "Investigating three Sirius-like systems with SPHERE," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 646, A61

Greaves, J.S., et al., 2021, "Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus," Nature Astronomy, 5, 655

Grimm, S.L., et al., 2021, "HELIOS-K 2.0 Opacity Calculator and Open-source Opacity Database for Exoplanetary Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 253, 30

Hakim, K., et al., 2021, "Lithologic Controls on Silicate Weathering Regimes of Temperate Planets," Planetary Science Journal, 2, 49

Hänni, N., et al., 2021, "Cyanogen, cyanoacetylene, and acetonitrile in comet 67P and their relation to the cyano radical," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 647, A22

Heng, K., & Li, L., 2021, "Jupiter as an Exoplanet: Insights from Cassini Phase Curves," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 909, L20

Heng, K., Morris, B.M., & Kitzmann, D., 2021, "Closed-form ab initio solutions of geometric albedos and reflected light phase curves of exoplanets," Nature Astronomy, 5, 1001

Jäggi, N., et al., 2021, "Evolution of Mercury's Earliest Atmosphere," Planetary Science Journal, 2, 230

Kopparla, P., et al., 2021, "General Circulation Model Errors Are Variable across Exoclimate Parameter Spaces," Astrophysical Journal, 923, 39

Krishnamurthy, A., et al., 2021, "Transit Search for Exoplanets around Alpha Centauri A and B with ASTERIA," Astronomical Journal, 161, 275

Langlois, M., et al., 2021, "The SPHERE infrared survey for exoplanets (SHINE). II. Observations, data reduction and analysis, detection performances, and initial results," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, A71

Lee, E.K.H., et al., 2021, "Simulating gas giant exoplanet atmospheres with EXO-FMS: comparing semigrey, picket fence, and correlated-k radiative-transfer schemes," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 2695

Leleu, A., et al., 2021, "Six transiting planets and a chain of Laplace resonances in TOI-178," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 649, A26

Lichtenberg, T., et al., 2021, "Vertically Resolved Magma Ocean-Protoatmosphere Evolution: H2, H2O, CO2, CH4, CO, O2, and N2 as Primary Absorbers," Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126, e06711

Manigand, S., et al., 2021, "The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of the unsaturated 3-carbon molecules Propenal (C2H3CHO) and Propylene (C3H6) towards IRAS 16293-2422 B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 645, A53

Nickerson, S., et al., 2021, "The First Mid-infrared Detection of HNC in the Interstellar Medium: Probing the Extreme Environment toward the Orion Hot Core," Astrophysical Journal, 907, 51

Meier, T.G., et al., 2021, "Hemispheric Tectonics on LHS 3844b," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 908, L48

Meier Valdes, E.A., et al., 2021, "Monitoring precipitable water vapour in near real-time to correct near-infrared observations using satellite remote sensing," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 649, A132

Mesa, D., et al., 2021, "Limits on the presence of planets in systems with debris discs: HD 92945 and HD 107146," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 1276

Matarese, V., 2021, ''Super-Humeanism and physics: A merry relationship?'' Synthese, 199, 791.

Morris, B.M., et al, 2021, "A CHEOPS white dwarf transit search," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, L12

Patty, C.H.L., et al., 2021, "Biosignatures of the Earth. I. Airborne spectropolarimetric detection of photosynthetic life," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, A68

Pestoni, B., et al., 2021a, "Detection of volatiles undergoing sublimation from 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko coma particles using ROSINA/COPS. I. The ram gauge," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 645, A38

Pestoni, B., et al., 2021b, "Detection of volatiles undergoing sublimation from 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko coma particles using ROSINA/COPS. II. The nude gauge," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, A26

Piccoli, Francesca, et al., 2021, "Field‐based evidence for intra‐slab high‐permeability channel formation at eclogite‐facies conditions during subduction." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 22.3, e2020GC009520

Sebastian, D., et al., 2021, "SPECULOOS: Ultracool dwarf transit survey. Target list and strategy," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 645, A100

Seager, S., et al., 2021, "HD 219134 Revisited: Planet d Transit Upper Limit and Planet f Transit Nondetection with ASTERIA and TESS," Astronomical Journal, 161, 117

Swayne, M.I., et al., 2021, "The EBLM project - VIII. First results for M-dwarf mass, radius, and effective temperature measurements using CHEOPS light curves," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 306

Szabo, Gy.M., et al., 2021, "The changing face of AU Mic b: stellar spots, spin-orbit commensurability, and transit timing variations as seen by CHEOPS and TESS," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 654, A159

Taylor, J., et al., 2021, "How does thermal scattering shape the infrared spectra of cloudy exoplanets? A theoretical framework and consequences for atmospheric retrievals in the JWST era," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1309

Tsai, S.-M., et al., 2021, "A Comparative Study of Atmospheric Chemistry with VULCAN," Astrophysical Journal, 923, 264

Van Dishoeck, E.F., et al., 2021, "Water in star-forming regions: physics and chemistry from clouds to disks as probed by Herschel spectroscopy," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 648, A24

Van Grootel, V., et al., 2021, "A search for transiting planets around hot subdwarfs. I. Methods and performance tests on light curves from Kepler, K2, TESS, and CHEOPS," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 650, A205

Vigan, A., et al., 2021, "The SPHERE infrared survey for exoplanets (SHINE). III. The demographics of young giant exoplanets below 300 au with SPHERE," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, A72

Wardenier, J.P., et al., 2021, "Decomposing the iron cross-correlation signal of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-76b in transmission using 3D Monte Carlo radiative transfer," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1258

Wells, R.D., et al., 2021, "A large sub-Neptune transiting the thick-disk M4 V TOI-2406," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 653, A97

Wong, I., et al., 2021a, "Visible-light Phase Curves from the Second Year of the TESS Primary Mission," Astronomical Journal, 162, 127

Wong, I., et al, 2021b, "TOI-2109: An Ultrahot Gas Giant on a 16 hr Orbit," Astronomical Journal, 162, 256


Topics covered: astrochemistry, astronomy, brown dwarfs, exoplanetary science (including TESS and CHEOPS), geophysics, planetary science, applied machine learning, hardware development and epidemiology [52 publications]

*Altwegg, K., et al., 2020a, "Evidence of ammonium salts in comet 67P as explanation for the nitrogen depletion in cometary comae," Nature Astronomy, 4, 533

Altwegg, K., et al., 2020b, "Molecule-dependent oxygen isotopic ratios in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 5855

*Auclair-Desrotour, P., & Heng, K., 2020, "Atmospheric stability and collapse on tidally locked rocky planets," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 638, A77

Barnes, R., et al., 2020, "VPLanet: The Virtual Planet Simulator," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 132, 024502 

Barstow, J.K., & Heng, K., 2020, "Outstanding Challenges of Exoplanet Atmospheric Retrievals," Space Science Reviews, 216, 82

Bedin, L.R., & Fontanive, C., 2020, "Extending Gaia DR2 with HST narrow-field astrometry. II. Refining the method on WISE J163940.83-684738.6," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 494, 2068

Bolmont, E., et al., 2020, "Impact of tides on the transit-timing fits to the TRAPPIST-1 system," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 635, A117

*Bonavita, M., et al., 2020, "A new white dwarf companion around the ∆μ star GJ 3346," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 494, 3481

Bourrier, V., et al., 2020a, "Optical phase curve of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 637, A36

Bourrier, V., et al., 2020b, "Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). III. Atmospheric structure of the misaligned ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 635, A205

*Chowdhury, R., Heng, K., et al., 2020, "Dynamic interventions to control COVID-19 pandemic: a multivariate prediction modelling study comparing 16 worldwide countries," European Journal of Epidemiology, 35, 389

*Deitrick, R., et al., 2020, "THOR 2.0: Major Improvements to the Open-source General Circulation Model," Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 248, 30

*Demory, B.-O., et al., 2020, "A super-Earth and a sub-Neptune orbiting the bright, quiet M3 dwarf TOI-1266," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 642, A49

Dorn-Wallenstein, T.Z., et al., 2020, "Short-term Variability of Evolved Massive Stars with TESS. II. A New Class of Cool, Pulsating Supergiants," Astrophysical Journal, 902, 24

Ducrot, E., et al., 2020, "TRAPPIST-1: Global results of the Spitzer Exploration Science Program Red Worlds," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 640, A112

*Fisher, C., et al., 2020, "Interpreting High-resolution Spectroscopy of Exoplanets using Cross-correlations and Supervised Machine Learning," Astronomical Journal, 159, 192

*Fontanive, C., et al., 2020, "A Wide Planetary-mass Companion to a Young Low-mass Brown Dwarf in Ophiuchus," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 905, L14

Grenfell, J.L., et al., 2020, "Atmospheric Characterization via Broadband Color Filters on the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) Mission," Experimental Astronomy, 50, 1

*Guzman-Mesa, A., et al., 2020, "Information Content of JWST NIRSpec Transmission Spectra of Warm Neptunes," Astronomical Journal, 160, 15

Hagelberg, J., et al., 2020, "VIBES: Visual Binary Exoplanet survey with SPHERE. Upper limits on wide S-planet and S-BD frequencies, triple system discovery, and astrometric confirmation of 20 stellar binaries and three triple systems," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 643, A98

Hänni, N., et al., 2020, "First in situ detection of the CN radical in comets and evidence for a distributed source," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 2239

Heng, K., & Althaus, C.L., 2020, "The approximately universal shapes of epidemic curves in the Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered (SEIR) model," Scientific Reports, 10, 19365

Hoeijmakers, H.J., et al., 2020a, "High-resolution transmission spectroscopy of MASCARA-2 b with EXPRES," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 641, A120

*Hoeijmakers, H.J., et al., 2020b, "Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). IV. A spectral inventory of atoms and molecules in the high-resolution transmission spectrum of WASP-121 b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 641, A123

Keles, E., et al., 2020, "Probing the atmosphere of HD189733b with the Na I and K I lines," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 1023

Keller, C.U., et al., 2020, "Design of the life signature detection polarimeter LSDpol," Proceedings of the SPIE, 11443, 114433R

*Kitzmann, D., et al., 2020, "Helios-r2: A New Bayesian, Open-source Retrieval Model for Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanet Atmospheres," Astrophysical Journal, 890, 174

*Knapp, M., et al., 2020, "Demonstrating High-precision Photometry with a CubeSat: ASTERIA Observations of 55 Cancri e," Astronomical Journal, 160, 23

*Kopparla, P., et al., 2020, "A Recharge Oscillator Model for Interannual Variability in Venus' Clouds," Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, e06568

Kulterer, B., et al., 2020, "Physicochemical models: source-tailored or generic?", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 276

Lazzoni, C., et al., 2020, "The search for disks or planetary objects around directly imaged companions: a candidate around DH Tauri B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 641, A13

*Lendl, M., et al., 2020, "The hot dayside and asymmetric transit of WASP-189 b seen by CHEOPS," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 643, A94

Manigand, S., et al., 2020, "The ALMA-PILS survey: inventory of complex organic molecules towards IRAS 16293-2422 A," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 635, A48

Mesa, D., et al., 2020, "Characterizing brown dwarf companions with IRDIS long-slit spectroscopy: HD 1160 B and HD 19467 B," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 4279

*Morris, B.M., 2020, "A Relationship between Stellar Age and Spot Coverage," Astrophysical Journal, 893, 67

*Morris, B.M., Hoeijmakers, H.J., Kitzmann, D., & Demory, B.-O., 2020, "Hunt for Starspots in HARPS Spectra of G and K Stars," Astronomical Journal, 160, 5

Murray, C.A., et al., 2020, "Photometry and performance of SPECULOOS-South," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 2446

Namekata, K., et al., 2020, "Temporal Evolution of Spatially Resolved Individual Star Spots on a Planet-hosting Solar-type Star: Kepler-17," Astrophysical Journal, 891, 103

*Niraula, P., et al., 2020, "π Earth: A 3.14 day Earth-sized Planet from K2's Kitchen Served Warm by the SPECULOOS Team," Astronomical Journal, 160, 172

Oreshenko, M., et al., 2020, "Supervised Machine Learning for Intercomparison of Model Grids of Brown Dwarfs: Application to GJ 570D and the Epsilon Indi B Binary System," Astronomical Journal, 159, 6

Osborn, H.P., et al., 2020, "Rapid classification of TESS planet candidates with convolutional neural networks," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 633, A53

Palubski, I.Z., et al., 2020, "Habitability and Water Loss Limits on Eccentric Planets Orbiting Main-sequence Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 890, 30

Sebastian, D., et al., 2020, "Development of the SPECULOOS exoplanet search project," Proceedings of the SPIE, 11445, 1144521

Seidel, J.V., et al., 2020, "Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). V. Detection of sodium on the bloated super-Neptune WASP-166b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 641, L7

*Sestovic, M., & Demory, B.-O., 2020, "Occurrence rate of exoplanets orbiting ultracool dwarfs as probed by K2," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 641, A17

Spaargaren, R.J., et al., 2020, "The influence of bulk composition on the long-term interior-atmosphere evolution of terrestrial exoplanets," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 643, A44

Rivilla, V.M., et al., 2020, "ALMA and ROSINA detections of phosphorus-bearing molecules: the interstellar thread between star-forming regions and comets," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492, 1180

*Triaud, A.H.M.J., et al., 2020, "An eclipsing substellar binary in a young triple system discovered by SPECULOOS," Nature Astronomy, 4, 650

Turbet, M., et al., 2020, "A Review of Possible Planetary Atmospheres in the TRAPPIST-1 System," Space Science Reviews, 216, 100

*Vanderburg, A., et al., 2020, "A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf," Nature, 585, 363

Veras, D., & Heng, K., 2020, "The lifetimes of planetary debris discs around white dwarfs," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 496, 2292

*Wong, I., et al., 2020, "Exploring the Atmospheric Dynamics of the Extreme Ultrahot Jupiter KELT-9b Using TESS Photometry," Astronomical Journal, 160, 88


Topics covered: general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, exoplanetary science, astrochemistry and geophysics [30 publications]

Burdanov, A.Y., et al., 2019, "Ground-based follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 transits in the near-infrared," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487, 1634

Bogelund, E.G., et al., 2019a, "Methylamine and other simple N-bearing species in the hot cores NGC 6334I MM1-3," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 624, A82

Bogelund, E.G., et al., 2019b, "Molecular complexity on disc scales uncovered by ALMA. Chemical composition of the high-mass protostar AFGL 4176," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 628, A2

*Bower, D.J., et al., 2019, "Linking the evolution of terrestrial interiors and an early outgassed atmosphere to astrophysical observations," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, A103

Bonati, I., et al., 2019, "Direct imaging of molten protoplanets in nearby young stellar associations," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 621, A125

Calcutt, H., et al., 2019, "The ALMA-PILS survey: propyne (CH3CCH) in IRAS 16293-2422," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, A137

Cobb, A., et al., 2019, "An Ensemble of Bayesian Neural Networks for Exoplanetary Atmospheric Retrieval", Astronomical Journal, 158, 33

*Coutens, A., et al., 2019, "The ALMA-PILS survey: First detection of nitrous acid (HONO) in the interstellar medium," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 623, L13

*Drozdovskaya, M., et al., 2019, "Ingredients for solar-like systems: protostar IRAS 16293-2422 B versus comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 50

Fisher, C., & Heng, K., 2019, "How Much Information Does the Sodium Doublet Encode? Retrieval Analysis of Non-LTE Sodium Lines at Low and High Spectral Resolutions," Astrophysical Journal, 881, 25

Heng, K., 2019, "On physical interpretations of the reference transit radius of gas-giant exoplanets," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 3378

*Hoeijmakers, H.J., et al., 2019, "A spectral survey of an ultra-hot Jupiter. Detection of metals in the transmission spectrum of KELT-9b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 627, A165

*Leleu, A., et al., 2019, "Co-orbital exoplanets from close-period candidates: the TOI-178 case," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 624, A46

Luger, R., et al., 2019, "starry: Analytic Occultation Light Curves," Astronomical Journal, 157, 64

Malik, M., et al., 2019, "Self-luminous and Irradiated Exoplanetary Atmospheres Explored with HELIOS," Astronomical Journal, 157, 170

*Manigand, S., et al., 2019, "The ALMA-PILS survey: the first detection of doubly deuterated methyl formate (CHD2OCHO) in the ISM," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 623, A69

Müller, R.D., et al., 2019, "A Global Plate Model Including Lithospheric Deformation Along Major Rifts and Orogens Since the Triassic," Tectonics, 38, 1884

Oza, A.V., et al., 2019, "Sodium and Potassium Signatures of Volcanic Satellites Orbiting Close-in Gas Giant Exoplanets," Astrophysical Journal, 885, 168

Peretti, S., et al., 2019, "Orbital and spectral analysis of the benchmark brown dwarf HD 4747B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, A107

Reali, R., et al., 2019, "Modeling viscosity of (Mg,Fe)O at lowermost mantle conditions," Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 287, 65

Rubin, M., et al., 2019a, "Volatile Species in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Investigating the Link from the ISM to the Terrestrial Planets," ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 3, 1792

*Rubin, M., et al., 2019b, "Elemental and molecular abundances in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 594

Schuhmann, M., et al., 2019, "CHO-Bearing Molecules in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 3, 1854

Schuhmann, M., et al., 2019, "Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko seen by ROSINA," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 630, A3

Schroeder, I.R.H.G., et al., 2019a, "16O/18O ratio in water in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko measured with the Rosetta/ROSINA double-focusing mass spectrometer," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 630, A29

Schroeder, I.R.H.G., et al., 2019b, "A comparison between the two lobes of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko based on D/H ratios in H2O measured with the Rosetta/ROSINA DFMS," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 4734

Seidel, J.V., et al., 2019, "Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres Resolved with Transit Spectroscopy (HEARTS). II. A broadened sodium feature on the ultra-hot giant WASP-76b," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 623, A166

Sulis, S., et al., 2019, "Multi-season optical modulation phased with the orbit of the super-Earth 55 Cancri e," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, A129

van der Wiel, M.H.D., et al., 2019, "The ALMA-PILS survey: gas dynamics in IRAS 16293-2422 and the connection between its two protostars," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 626, A93

Zakharenko, O., et al., 2019, "Deuterated methyl mercaptan (CH3SD): Laboratory rotational spectroscopy and search toward IRAS 16293-2422 B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 621, A114


Topics covered: general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, exoplanetary science, geophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, theology and philosophy of science [49 publications]

*Alp, D., & Demory, B.-O., 2018, "Refraction in exoplanet atmospheres: Photometric signatures, implications for transmission spectroscopy, and search in Kepler data," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 609, A90

Bean, J.L., et al., 2018, "The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program for JWST," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 130, 114402

Bourrier, V., et al., 2018a, "Orbital misalignment of the Neptune-mass exoplanet GJ 436b with the spin of its cool star," Nature, 553, 477

*Bourrier, V., et al., 2018b, "The 55 Cnc system reassessed," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 619, A1

Bower, D.J., Sanan, P., & Wolf, A.S., 2018, "Numerical solution of a non-linear conservation law applicable to the interior dynamics of partially molten planets," Physics of the Earth & Planetary Interiors, 274, 49

Calcutt, H., et al., 2018a, "The ALMA-PILS survey: Complex nitriles towards IRAS 16293-2422," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616, A90

Calcutt, H., et al., 2018b, "The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of methyl isocyanide (CH3NC) in a solar-type protostar," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 617, A95

*Coutens, A., et al., 2018, "First detection of cyanamide towards solar-type protostars," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 612, A107

Deitrick, R., et al., 2018, "Exo-Milankovitch Cycles. II. Climates of G-dwarf Planets in Dynamically Hot Systems," Astronomical Journal, 155, 266

Delrez, L., et al., 2018a, "High-precision multiwavelength eclipse photometry of the ultra-hot gas giant exoplanet WASP-103b," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 2334

Delrez, L., et al., 2018b, "Early 2017 observations of TRAPPIST-1 with Spitzer," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475, 3577

Delrez, L., et al., 2018c, "SPECULOOS: a network of robotic telescopes to hunt for terrestrial planets around the nearest ultracool dwarfs," Proceedings of the SPIE, 10700, 107001I

De Wit, J., et al., 2018, "Atmospheric reconnaissance of the habitable-zone Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1," Nature Astronomy, 2, 214

Dorn, C., & Heng, K., 2018, "Secondary Atmospheres on HD 219134 b and c," Astrophysical Journal, 853, 64

Dorn, C., Mosegaard, K., Grimm, S.L., & Alibert, Y., 2018, "Interior characterization in multiplanetary systems: TRAPPIST-1," Astrophysical Journal, 865, 20

*Drozdovskaya, M., et al., 2018, "The ALMA-PILS survey: the sulphur connection between protostars and comets: IRAS 16293-2422 B and 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 476, 4949

*Fisher, C., & Heng, K., "Retrieval analysis of 38 WFC3 transmission spectra and resolution of the normalisation degeneracy," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 481, 4698

Fujii, Y., et al., 2018, "Exoplanet Biosignatures: Observational Prospects," Astrobiology, 18, 739

*Grimm, S.L., et al., 2018, "The nature of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 613, A68

Heng, K., Malik, M., & Kitzmann, D., 2018, "Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. VI. Full Solutions for Improved Two-stream Radiative Transfer Including Direct Stellar Beam," Astrophysical Journal Supplements, 237, 29

Hippke, M., & Angerhausen, D., 2018, "The Year-long Flux Variations in Boyajian's Star Are Asymmetric or Aperiodic," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 854, 1

*Hoeijmakers, J., et al., 2018, "Atomic iron and titanium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet KELT-9b," Nature, 560, 453

Jacobsen, S.K., et al., 2018, "The ALMA-PILS survey: 3D modeling of the envelope, disks and dust filament of IRAS 16293-2422," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 612, A72

Kempton, E. M.-R., et al., 2018, "A Framework for Prioritizing the TESS Planetary Candidates Most Amenable to Atmospheric Characterization," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 130, 114401

Kilpatrick, B.M., et al., 2018, "Community Targets of JWST's Early Release Science Program: Evaluation of WASP-63b," Astronomical Journal, 156, 103

*Kitzmann, D., & Heng, K., 2018, "Optical properties of potential condensates in exoplanetary atmospheres," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475, 94

*Kitzmann, D., et al., 2018, "The Peculiar Atmospheric Chemistry of KELT-9b," Astrophysical Journal, 863, 183

Lehmann Imfeld, Z., 2018a, "Our Common Cosmos: Exploring the Future of Theology, Human Culture and Space Sciences," edited by Zoë Lehmann Imfeld and Andreas Losch (London: Bloomsbury) [book chapter]

Lehmann Imfeld, Z., 2018b, "Faith, Doubt and the Fin de Siècle," in Horror and Religion, edited by Eleanor Beal and Jon Greenaway (Cardiff: University of Wales Press) [book chapter]

Lehmann Imfeld, Z., 2018c, "Imagination as Co-Creation: Science and theology through the lens of literature," in Our Common Cosmos: Exploring the Future of Theology, Human Culture and Space Sciences, (London: Bloomsbury) [book chapter] 

Ligterink, N.F.W., et al., 2018, "The ALMA-PILS survey: Stringent limits on small amines and nitrogen-oxides towards IRAS 16293–2422B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 619, A28

*Marquez-Neila, P., Fisher, C., Sznitman, R., & Heng, K., "Supervised machine learning for analysing spectra of exoplanetary atmospheres," Nature Astronomy, 2, 719

Martioli, E., et al., 2018, "A survey of eight hot Jupiters in secondary eclipse using WIRCam at CFHT," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 4264

*Mendonca, J.M., Malik, M., Demory, B.-O., & Heng, K., 2018a, "Revisiting the Phase Curves of WASP-43b: Confronting Reanalyzed Spitzer Data with Cloudy Atmospheres," Astronomical Journal, 155, 150

*Mendonca, J.M., Tsai, S.-M., Malik, M., Grimm, S.L., & Heng, K., 2018b, "Three-Dimensional Circulation Driving Chemical Disequilibrium in WASP-43b," Astrophysical Journal, 869, 107

Mohandas, G., Pessah, M.E., & Heng, K. 2018, "Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. V. Non-gray Thermal Structure with Coherent Scattering," Astrophysical Journal, 858, 1

*Morris, B.M., et al. 2018, "Non-detection of Contamination by Stellar Activity in the Spitzer Transit Light Curves of TRAPPIST-1," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 863, L32

Murillo, N.M., et al., 2018, "Tracing the cold and warm physico-chemical structure of deeply embedded protostars: IRAS 16293-2422 versus VLA 1623-2417," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 617, A120

Persson, M.V., et al., 2018, "The ALMA-PILS survey: Formaldehyde deuteration in warm gas on small scales toward IRAS 16293-2422 B," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 610, A54

Pino, L., et al., 2018a, "Combining low- to high-resolution transit spectroscopy of HD 189733b. Linking the troposphere and the thermosphere of a hot gas giant," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 612, A53

Pino, L., et al., 2018b, "Diagnosing aerosols in extrasolar giant planets with cross-correlation function of water bands," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 619, A3

Quanz, S., et al., 2018, "Exoplanet science with a space-based mid-infrared nulling interferometer," Proceedings of the SPIE, 10701, 107011I

*Sestovic, M., Demory, B.-O., & Queloz, D., "Investigating hot-Jupiter inflated radii with hierarchical Bayesian modelling," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616, A76

*Stock, J., et al., 2018, "FastChem: A computer program for efficient complex chemical equilibrium calculations in the neutral/ionized gas phase with applications to stellar and planetary atmospheres," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 865

Taquet, V., et al., 2018, "Linking interstellar and cometary O2: a deep search for 16O-18O in the solar-type protostar IRAS 16293-2422," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 618, A11

Tinetti, G., et al., 2018, "A chemical survey of exoplanets with ARIEL," Experimental Astronomy, 46, 135

*Tsai, S.-M., et al. 2018, "Toward Consistent Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics in Exoplanets: Validation and Generalization of the Chemical Relaxation Method," Astrophysical Journal, 862, 31

*Van Grootel, V., et al., 2018, "Stellar parameters for TRAPPIST-1," Astrophysical Journal, 853, 30

Wolf, A.S., & Bower, D.J., 2018, "An equation of state for high pressure-temperature liquids (RTpress) with application to MgSiO3 melt," Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 278, 59


Topics covered: general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, exoplanetary science, planetary science, climate science, cometary science, astrochemistry and philosophy of science [46 publications]

Angerhausen, D., et al., 2017, "Simultaneous multicolour optical and near-IR transit photometry of GJ 1214b with SOFIA," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 608, A120

Angerhausen, D., 2017, "Exoplanet Research with the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)," Handbook of Exoplanets, eds. H.J. Deeg, J.A. Belmonte (Springer) [invited review]

Bourrier, V., et al., 2017, "Temporal Evolution of the High-energy Irradiation and Water Content of TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets," Astronomical Journal, 154, 121

Calmonte, U., et al., 2017, "Sulphur isotope mass-independent fractionation observed in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta/ROSINA," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, S787

Cubillos, P.E., et al., 2017, "Aerosol Constraints on the Atmosphere of the Hot Saturn-mass Planet WASP-49b," Astrophysical Journal, 849, 145

Dorn, C., Bower, C.J., & Rozel, A., 2017, "Assessing the interior structure of terrestrial exoplanets with implications for habitability," Handbook of Exoplanets, eds. H.J. Deeg, J.A. Belmonte (Springer) [invited review]

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

*Fayolle, E.C., et al., 2017, "Protostellar and cometary detections of organohalogens," Nature Astronomy, 1, 703

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

*Gillon, M., et al., 2017, "The Spitzer search for the transits of HARPS low-mass planets. II. Null results for 19 planets," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 601, A117

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

Haessig, M., et al., 2017, "Isotopic composition of CO2 in the coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko measured with ROSINA/DFMS," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 605, A50

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

Heng, K., 2017, "Astronomy: Ozone-like layer in an exoplanet atmosphere," Nature, 548, 38

Heng, K., & Kitzmann, D., 2017a, "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, 470, 2972

*Heng, K., & Kitzmann, D., 2017b, "Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. IV. Improved Two-stream Radiative Transfer for the Treatment of Aerosols," Astrophysical Journal Supplements, 232, 20

Heng, K., & Marley, M., 2017, "Radiative Transfer for Exoplanet Atmospheres," Handbook of Exoplanets, eds. H.J. Deeg, J.A. Belmonte, S. Seager (Springer) [invited review]

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

Kilic, C., Raible, C.C., & Stocker, T.F., 2017, "Multiple Climate States of Habitable Exoplanets: The Role of Obliquity and Irradiance," Astrophysical Journal, 844, 147

Kitzmann, D., 2017, "Clouds in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. V. The impact of CO2 ice clouds on the outer boundary of the habitable zone," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 600, A111

Knezevic, S., et al., 2017, "Balmer filaments in Tycho's supernova remnant: an interplay between cosmic-ray and broad-neutral precursors," Astrophysical Journal, 846, 167

Knuth, K., et al., 2017, "EXONEST: The Bayesian Exoplanetary Explorer," Entropy, 19, 559

Knuuttila, T., & Loettgers, A., 2017, "Mathematization in Synthetic Biology: Analogies, Templates, and Fictions," in Mathematics as a Tool (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science), 327, 37

Kopparapu, R., et al., 2017, "Habitable Moist Atmospheres on Terrestrial Planets near the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone around M Dwarfs," Astrophysical Journal, 845, 5

Kristensen, L.E., et al., 2017, "Origin of warm and hot gas emission from low-mass protostars: Herschel-HIFI observations of CO J=16-15. I. Line profiles, physical conditions, and H2O abundance," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 605, A93

*Lavie, B., et al., 2017, "HELIOS-RETRIEVAL: An Open-source, Nested Sampling Atmospheric Retrieval Code; Application to the HR 8799 Exoplanets and Inferred Constraints for Planet Formation," Astronomical Journal, 154, 91

Lavie, B., et al. 2017, "The long egress of GJ 436b's giant exosphere," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 605, L7

Ligterink, N.F.W., et al., 2017, "The ALMA-PILS survey: detection of CH3NCO towards the low-mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422 and laboratory constraints on its formation," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 2219

*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

Oklopcic, A., Hirata, C.M., & Heng, K., "How does the shape of the stellar spectrum affect the Raman scattering features in the albedo of exoplanets?" Astrophysical Journal, 846, 91

*Oreshenko, M., et al. 2017, "Retrieval Analysis of the Emission Spectrum of WASP-12b: Sensitivity of Outcomes to Prior Assumptions and Implications for Formation History," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 847, L3

Placek, B., Angerhausen, D., & Knuth, K.H., 2017, "Analyzing Exoplanet Phase Curve Information Content: Toward Optimized Observing Strategies," Astronomical Journal, in press 

Rubin, M., et al. 2017, "Evidence for depletion of heavy silicon isotopes at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 601, A123

Stephan, C.C., et al. 2017, "A comprehensive analysis of coherent rainfall patterns in China and potential drivers. Part II: intraseasonal variability," Climate Dynamics, in press (

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, cosmochemistry, astrochemistry, theology and philosophy of science [25 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

Vollstaedt, H., Mezger, K., & Leya, I., 2016, "The isotope composition of selenium in chondrites constrains the depletion mechanism of volatile elements in solar system materials," Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 372