Shubham Kanodia
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Shubham Kanodia

Research Interests

M dwarfs, Exoplanets, Astrostatistics, Instrumentation


Ph.D., Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University (2022)
M.Sc., Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University (2020)
Sc.M., Physics, Brown University, RI (2016)
B.Sc., Physics, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (2015)


Contact & Links

  • 202-478-8459
  • Earth and Planets Laboratory
    Carnegie Institution for Science
    5241 Broad Branch Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20015-1305
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Website


Shubham Kanodia's work focusses on understanding giant planets around M dwarfs. During his fellowship at Carnegie, Kanodia's research project will focus on measuring the masses of a sample of giant planets orbiting M dwarfs, and then leverage this to estimate their detection sensitivity and occurrence rates, as observed the TESS mission. He will combine this population of transiting giants with published radial velocity survey results (as well as potential future detection from GAIA) using a novel 4 dimensional nonparametric statistical technique that he developed. This will help Kanodia and his collaborators better understand the formation processes of gas giants around M dwarfs and their dependence of stellar and orbital parameters.