Meet the NEWTS

Benjamin Montet Twitter Github Email

I'm the PI of the NEWTS group and the Scientia Lecturer in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales. I'm interested in developing data-driven methods to understand the formation and dynamics of planetary systems and how the magnetic activity of their host stars changes over time.

Adina Feinstein Twitter Github Email

I'm a third year graduate student and NSF fellow in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. I am interested in understanding the evolution young (< 500 Myr) stellar activity, how this activity affects close-in exoplanets, and developing open-source machine learning algorithms to help us better identify and characterize these systems.

Ryan Morris Twitter Github Email

I'm a first year graduate student in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales. I'm interested in characterizing the exoplanet population to constrain the occurrence rates of exoplanets by analyzing the chemical abundances of their host stars and how this may favor the development of certain planetary systems.

Jenny Wang

I'm a third-year bachelor of computer science/maths student at UNSW. I'm interested in analysing data from the TESS mission to find new planets in full-frame image data and in API development.

Elsa Palumbo

I’m a second year physics and astrophysics double-major at Caltech. I am interested in magnetic activity around young stars, and in finding and characterizing young planets. My current research focuses on centrifugal breakout around a 45-million-year-old M dwarf.

Michael Porritt

I am a fourth year undergraduate of Physics and Computer Science at UNSW. I am investigating planetary dynamics, especially in systems with long timescales of observation. I’m currently looking at dynamics of known planets from the K2 mission.