09.19.2023 Anusha Pai led the GSpec redesign and passed the preliminary design review. Experimental results will come at the turn of 2023 and 2024. Many thanks to Dan Echeverri, Gene Serabyn, and Jonathan Crass for being the reviewers.
09.09.2023 Stella and I are embarking on a new adventure Buckeye for a Cause to support local and global charitable organizations and her college fund.
03.09.2023 I successfully finished three colloquia at Johns Hopkins University, University of Taxes at Austin, and University of Florida. One more to go at Penn State to conclude the tour this semester!
11.02.2022 I gave a remote talk on instrumentation programs at the large binocular telescope at the ET Science Seminar Series. It was great to see many of my Chinese colleagues on line.
10.26.2022 Our paper on planet formation in HR 8799 has been accepted. We show an emerging trend that directly-imaged jovian planets formed in less than 1 Myr and accreted A LOT of metals post formation.
10.13.2022 I visited Yale University to give a colloquium talk on winds blowing on hot Jupiters. It was nice to be back to New Haven 10 years after I became a postdoc there. East rock had not changed much, the run to the top was fun as always.
09.27.2022 I visited University of Notre Dame to give a colloquium talk. I really enjoyed my conversations with Lauren Weiss, Justin Crepp, Jonathan Crass, Even Kirby, and Dinshaw Balsara on topics ranging from iLocator at LBT to anisotropic stellar winds.
09.09.2022 I inaugurated Astro Tea. A weekly event for students, postdocs, and faculty members to discuss interdisciplinary topics. Many thanks for the department and CCAPP for the financial support.
09.01.2022 Big congratulations to Marshall Johnson whose NASA XRP proposal has been selected for funding. We look forward to the next three years studying ultra-hot Jupiters' atmospheres with LBT.
08.18.2022 I attended 51 Peg Science Summit and had a blast listening to talks and chatting with fellows and colleagues that I had not met in person for a long time.
08.03.2022 Our ultra-hot Jupiter team (Anusha, Marshall, and me) visited University of Michigan. Look out for papers by Buckeyes and Wolverines (!!!) applying general circulation models (GCMs) to hot-Jupiter high-resolution data.
07.26.2022 My visit to France has successfully concluded. The trip includes the CoolStars conference in Toulouse, a visit the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM), Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, and Observatoire de Paris.
07.07.2022 Congratulations to Marshall Johnson on his first paper since joining the PEPSI Transiting Exoplanet Survey (PETS) collaboration. The PEPSI sensitivity and Marshall's efficiency (only 6 months to complete this excellent paper) is unbeatable!
01.10.2022 Some good news to kick off 2022. Kiersten and Romy are selected as NASA ExoExplorers. This is second time that two members from our OSU exoplanet group are selected in the same year. Last year's cohort included Caprice and Samson. Congratulations!
08.24.2021 Welcome Michael Plummer to our group. He is an instructor at the Air Force Academy, and will be working on simulating performance of future telescopes.
06.27.2021 Jared and Kiersten's papers on searching for transiting planets around halo stars I and II have been accepted by the AAS Journals. Congratulations to both on the magnificent work two years in the making!
05.28.2021 Our proposal "Peering Into Alien Worlds: A Synergistic Astronomical, Geochemical, And Laser Engineering Approach To Explore The Habitability Of Terrestrial Planets" has received the OSU President's Research Excellence Accelerator Award.
04.22.2021 I finished teaching an interdisciplinary course Planetary Science in Spring 2021. I have so much to learn from my co-instructor and co-course developer Prof. Wendy Panero; and I am so grateful to have 19 wonderful students from Astronomy, Earth Science, and Chemistry.
09.02.2020 Our paper on chemical abundance of HR 8799 and planet c has been published on the Astronomical Journal. 08.25.2020 New semester begins, I am starting to teach Life in Universe. Check out here for my lovely students and their awesome designs of aliens.