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Caleb Harada



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Research Interests

  • Exoplanet detection and characterization
  • Exoplanet atmospheres

I’m a first-year Ph.D. student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley. I’m currently taking classes and conducting research in exoplanetary science with Prof. Courtney Dressing‘s group. I’m also passionate about public outreach and striving to make astronomy a more inclusive and equitable field. When I’m not thinking about science, I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and exploring the SF Bay Area.

Prior to moving to Berkeley, 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 2020. My senior undergraduate thesis was advised by Prof. Eliza Kempton (“Signatures of Clouds in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres: Modeled High-Resolution Emission Spectra from 3D General Circulation Models“).