Bibiana Prinoth

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Research

My name is Bibiana Prinoth and I am a PhD student at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University. I started my PhD in September 2020 under the supervision of Jens Hoeijmakers on the analysis of high-resolution transmission spectra of ultra-hot Jupiters. 

Hot Jupiters offer a unique view into the nature of the planetary population in extra-solar systems due to their sizes, high temperatures and short orbits. A special class of these hot Jupiter-like planets - called Ultra-hot Jupiters - opens a window for broadening our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and thermal structure of the hottest extra-solar gas giants.  In my work I aim at understanding and interpreting high-resolution transmission spectra of ultra-hot Jupiter planets obtained by spectroscopic observations. The goal is to investigate the atmospheres of the hottest known exoplanets.