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Benjamin Rackham

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. I am interested in searching for atmospheric signatures of life on extrasolar planets. To that end, my research current focuses on characterizing the spottedness of exoplanet host star so that we may separate the spectral signatures of starspots from those of exoplanetary atmospheres in future, precise observations.


  • 2019–present
    51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona
  • 2012–2018
    Graduate Student, University of Arizona