Michael Palumbo

Michael L. Palumbo, Ph.D.

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About me

I am newly minted PhD, wrapping up work with Eric Ford in Penn State’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. This summer, I'll be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail; in the fall, I will be starting as a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics. My research is primarily focused on the radial velocity (RV) method for exoplanet detection, and more specifically on the modeling and mitigation of stellar granulation in RV measurements. I’m also more generally interested in astrobiology, planetary science, and scientific computation.

Contact Information

Note: I’m Gone Hiking for the Summer!

This summer, I'll be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail! Consequently, I'll be entirely out of contact from May 17th through September 30th; I apologize in advance for any delayed communication. You can check in on the progress of my hike via the map below:

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