Public profile

Kim Bott
PhD candidate
Biography: 

I am currently a postgrad student working with Jeremy Bailey in the astrophysics department of UNSW.  My research focuses on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres through the use of sophisticated models in conjunction with spectroscopic and polarimetric observations, including aiding in the construction of a polarimeter.  My B.Sc. (Astronomy) and B.A. (Physics) were both completed at the University of Hawaii.  I have worked previously on projects at Gemini North, the Institute for Astronomy (Hawaii) and Air Force Maui Optics Site on projects ranging from stellar activity to adaptive optics.  Along with investigating the composition of exoplanets, I am very interested in science outreach and communication.