Emily Rauscher  rauscher@astro.princeton.edu

Department of Astrophysical Sciences, 4 Ivy Lane, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544


I am currently a Lyman P. Spitzer Jr. Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Before this I was a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, split between Princeton and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. I received my PhD from the Astronomy Department at Columbia University.

I am delighted to be joining the Astronomy Department at
the University of Michigan in September 2014 as
a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow for one year,
before starting a tenure-track faculty appointment there.

I research the atmospheres of extrasolar planets (especially hot Jupiters):

  1. using three-dimensional numerical models to study their atmospheric circulation (employing a model of moderate complexity to consider a range of factors that may affect the flow, including the possible influence of magnetic drag and ohmic dissipation)

  2. trying to understand how the atmosphere connects to the planet as a whole (e.g., through exchange with the interior, as a boundary for the thermal evolution of the planet, and through the effects of ohmic heating)

  3. determining observational methods that can constrain models (e.g., eclipse mapping, phase curve observations, or using Doppler signatures in transit spectra to directly measure wind speeds)

page last updated Apr. 2014