Current Graduate Students

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Caleb Harada



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Research Interests

  • Detection and characterization of exoplanets
  • Exoplanet atmospheres
  • Atmospheric escape

I’m a first-year Ph.D. student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley. In fall 2020 I’ll begin taking graduate astronomy classes and intend to continue my research in exoplanetary science with Prof. Courtney Dressing. I’m also passionate about science communication and making astronomy more inclusive, equitable, and vibrant. When I’m not thinking about science, I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and exploring the Bay Area.

Previously, I was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Astronomy with High Honors in spring of 2020. My senior undergraduate thesis, advised by Prof. Eliza Kempton, was titled “Signatures of Clouds in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres: Modeled High-Resolution Emission Spectra from 3D General Circulation Models.”