I’m an astrophysicist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
My research focuses on exoplanets, planets which orbit stars other than our sun. My quest is to find another Earth, a true ‘Earth twin’, and to search for signs of life on any kind of exoplanet by studying their atmospheres. I’ve played a leadership role on space missions, and I’m also working for new, more sophisticated ways to find planets.
The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir