Jacob Lustig-Yaeger Print


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  Jacob.Lustig-Yaeger@jhuapl.edu

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:   exoplanet astronomer; astrobiologist

:  Planetary, Astronomy

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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Astronomy and Astrobiology 2020 University of Washington
Masters Astronomy 2016 University of Washington
BSc Physics 2013 University of California, Santa Cruz

My research revolves around the characterization of terrestrial exoplanet atmospheres and their surfaces. Using atmospheric radiative transfer models and telescope instrument models, I simulate the observable signals of habitable, uninhabitable, and inhabited worlds to both predict and interpret spectroscopic and time-dependent astronomical data. I have a passion for working alongside instrument teams to develop telescope mission concepts that will enable robust habitability assessments and biosignature searches in the future. 

 
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Start Year End Year Description
2020 Current Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
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2019 NASA Group Achievement Award, LUVOIR Mission Concept Study Team
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Ravi Kopparapu, Giada Arney, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Geronimo Villanueva, (2021), Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution as a Signature of Extraterrestrial Technology, The Astrophysical Journal

L. C. Mayorga, J. Lustig-Yaeger, E. M. May, Kristin S. Sotzen, Junellie Gonzalez-Quiles, Brian M. Kilpatrick, Emily C. Martin, Kathleen Mandt, K. B. Stevenson, N. R. Izenberg, (2021), Transmission Spectroscopy of the Earth–Sun System to Inform the Search for Extrasolar Life, The Planetary Science Journal

Scott D. Guzewich, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Christopher Evan Davis, Ravi Kumar Kopparapu, Michael J. Way, Victoria S. Meadows, (2020), The Impact of Planetary Rotation Rate on the Reflectance and Thermal Emission Spectrum of Terrestrial Exoplanets around Sunlike Stars, The Astrophysical Journal

Michaela Leung, Victoria S. Meadows, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, (2020), High-resolution Spectral Discriminants of Ocean Loss for M-dwarf Terrestrial Exoplanets, The Astronomical Journal

J Chouqar, Z Benkhaldoun, A Jabiri, J Lustig-Yaeger, A Soubkiou, A Szentgyorgyi, (2020), Properties of sub-Neptune atmospheres: TOI-270 system, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 1, 962--970, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1198

Rodrigo Luger, Eric Agol, Daniel Foreman-Mackey, David P. Fleming, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Russell Deitrick, (2019), ${\mathtt{s}}{\mathtt{t}}{\mathtt{a}}{\mathtt{r}}{\mathtt{r}}{\mathtt{y}}$: Analytic Occultation Light Curves, The Astronomical Journal

Andrew P. Lincowski, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Victoria S. Meadows, (2019), Observing Isotopologue Bands in Terrestrial Exoplanet Atmospheres with the James Webb Space Telescope: Implications for Identifying Past Atmospheric and Ocean Loss, The Astronomical Journal

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Victoria S. Meadows, Andrew P. Lincowski, (2019), The Detectability and Characterization of the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Atmospheres with JWST, The Astronomical Journal

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Tyler Robinson, Giada Arney, (2019), coronagraph: Telescope Noise Modeling for Exoplanets in Python, Journal of Open Source Software , 4, 40, 1387, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01387

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Victoria S. Meadows, Andrew P. Lincowski, (2019), A Mirage of the Cosmic Shoreline: Venus-like Clouds as a Statistical False Positive for Exoplanet Atmospheric Erosion, The Astrophysical Journal

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Victoria S. Meadows, Guadalupe Tovar Mendoza, Edward W. Schwieterman, Yuka Fujii, Rodrigo Luger, Tyler D. Robinson, (2018), Detecting Ocean Glint on Exoplanets Using Multiphase Mapping, The Astronomical Journal

Andrew P. Lincowski, Victoria S. Meadows, David Crisp, Tyler D. Robinson, Rodrigo Luger, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Giada N. Arney, (2018), Evolved Climates and Observational Discriminants for the TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System, The Astrophysical Journal , 867, 1, 76, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aae36a

Victoria S. Meadows, Giada N. Arney, Edward W. Schwieterman, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Andrew P. Lincowski, Tyler Robinson, Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman, Russell Deitrick, Rory K. Barnes, David P. Fleming, Rodrigo Luger, Peter E. Driscoll, Thomas R. Quinn, David Crisp, (2018), The Habitability of Proxima Centauri b: Environmental States and Observational Discriminants, Astrobiology, 18, 2, 133--189, https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2016.1589

, (2018), Exoplanet Biosignatures: Understanding Oxygen as a Biosignature in the Context of Its Environment, Astrobiology

, (2017), The Pale Green Dot: A Method to Characterize Proxima Centauri b Using Exo-Aurorae, The Astrophysical Journal

Rodrigo Luger, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Eric Agol, (2017), PlanettextendashPlanet Occultations in TRAPPIST-1 and Other Exoplanet Systems, The Astrophysical Journal, 851, 2, 94, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa9c43

Yuka Fujii, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Nicolas B. Cowan, (2017), Rotational Spectral Unmixing of Exoplanets: Degeneracies between Surface Colors and Geography, The Astronomical Journal

, (2016), CHARACTERIZING TRANSITING EXOPLANET ATMOSPHERES WITH JWST, The Astrophysical Journal

, (2014), GASEOUS MEAN OPACITIES FOR GIANT PLANET AND ULTRACOOL DWARF ATMOSPHERES OVER A RANGE OF METALLICITIES AND TEMPERATURES, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series