My name is Dr Ryan Cloutier and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University.
My research focuses on the detection and characterization of the galaxy's most common planets around its most common stars. These exoplanets have sizes between that of the Earth and Neptune and do not have an analog in our solar system that we can study up close. My interests are in using observational techniques to understand the compositions of these so-called super-Earths and sub-Neptunes, to inform our understanding of how these planets form and whether their surface conditions may be hospitable for life.
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Dr Ryan Cloutier (He/Him/His)
Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Principal Investigator (ryan.cloutier [at] mcmaster.ca)
Erik Gillis (He/Him/His)
gillie1 [at] mcmaster.ca
exoplanet demographics, transit photometry, M dwarfs
Nicole Gromek (She/Her/Hers)
gromekn [at] mcmaster.ca, Nicole's personal webpage
stellar spectroscopy, M dwarfs, exoplanet composition
The following is a link to a PDF version of my full CV.