Anjali Piette studies the atmospheres of a wide range of exoplanets—from temperate low-mass planets to highly irradiated gas giants and isolated brown dwarfs. She uses self-consistent atmospheric models to understand how various physical processes affect the temperature profile and emission spectrum of the atmosphere. She also uses atmospheric retrievals to understand what we can learn about these planets with observations from current and upcoming facilities, including JWST.
Piette's research aims to shed light on the conditions in these planets by investigating the thermodynamic, radiative, and chemical roles of their atmospheres in atmosphere-surface interactions.
- Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy, 2021
- MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, B.A. Natural Sciences, 2017
- 2021: Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 2017-2021: UK STFC Ph.D. Studentship
- 2020: Institute of Astronomy Murdin Prize
- 2013-2017: Pembroke College Foundation Scholar
- 2016: Dr Stevens Prize for Natural Sciences
- 2021: Featured in BBC/PBS documentary “NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds”
- 2018-2019: Stellar Structure and Evolution Undergraduate Supervisor, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
- 2017-2018: Physics Undergraduate Supervisor, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
- 2017: Volunteer English & Astronomy teacher, Shree Bhotenamlang School, Nepal
- 2015-2018: Public outreach speaker & telescope demonstrator for group visits and open evenings, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge