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Luke Booth

Luke Booth

PhD Student/Research Assistant

School of Physics and Astronomy


I am PhD researcher based across Cardiff University's Astronomy and Instrumentation (AIG) and Astro groups, specialising in transiting exoplanets. 


To date I have completed research to refine exoplanetary ephemerides using data from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and I am currently working on simulations of exoplanetary atmospheres for ESAs upcoming medium class mission, ARIEL.

Here I am focussing on an as-yet understudied exoplanet population - cold gas giants - with the aim to understand how the physics that governs these planets differs from the hotter brethren and what differences, if any, exist between their formation and migration channels.

Research themes


  • Exoplanets
  • Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes