Hi there, I’m a fifth year graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania working with Professor Cullen Blake as a member of the MINERVA Red team, which is a part of the MINERVA (MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array) collaboration. The goal of MINERVA Red is to detect exoplanets around M-dwarf stars by measuring the ‘wobble’ of the host star due to the gravitational pull of a potential planet. My main research interest though is in developing novel instruments for characterizing exoplanet atmospheres.



Email: ashbaker@sas.upenn.edu

: 209 S. 33rd St.
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Philadelphia, PA 19104