Open-source statistical package released: The Multi-core Markov-chain Monte Carlo (MC3) code is a general-purpose Python/C software to fit parameterized models to a data set in a statistically robust manner. MC3 provides best-fit and credible-region estimation through Levenberg-Marquardt optimization and Differential-evolution MCMC, respectively.

Mass-loss constraints for low-density Neptune-like planets:

Some found exoplanets have bulk densities so low that their atmospheres cannot retain their light particles (H/He) due to Jeans Escape, yet, only a significant H/He content can explain their low densities. Are we not measuring well their masses? Are we misinterpreting their radii? There is something we are not getting right ( Cubillos et al., 2017).

Coming Soon:

The Python Radiative-Transfer in a Bayesian framework (Pyrat Bay), an open-source code to model exoplanet atmospheric spectra.

About Me:

Currently, I'm a post-doctoral researcher at the Space Research Institute in Graz, Austria. There, I work with the Group for Exoplanet Characterization and Observation (GECO) since October 2015. My research interests are the study of extrasolar planet atmospehres, either through transit time-series data analysis or atmospheric modeling and retrieval.

Other interests: Tea enthusiast, astronomic socialism, and getting better at being human.

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