I am an Assistant Professor of Physics working at MIT in the MIT Kavli Institute and Department of Physics. My interests lie in exoplanet formation, composition, detection, and characterization, and the development of instrumentation to further those pursuits. I am currently studying extrasolar planets using both photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy from the ground and space. I have worked for one year at in the UC Santa Cruz Astronomy Department, for two years at UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, for two years at the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany and for three years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I received my doctorate from UCLA. I also maintain an online repository of useful Python computing tools (which I need to move to GitHub).
Ian J. M. Crossfield
Astronomy and Astrophysics Department
MIT Kavli Institute, Office 37-611
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139