Dr. Ludmila Carone


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Career Summary

2022-Research Associate for Exoplanet-Atmosphere-Modelling at IWF, Graz, Austria
2022Royal Society University Research Fellow, St Andrews University, UK (Rocky EXOplanets in Time – Linking exoplanet atmospheres to their interior – from magma ocean evolution to prospects of habitability)
2016-2021Independent Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany (3D climate & chemistry modelling on extrasolar gas giants and rocky worlds, PI for Hubble Space Telescope and Co-PI for ground based telescope observations)
2012-2016Postdoctoral Scholarship in Exoplanet Characterization, Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics & Institute for Astronomy, KU Leuven, Belgium
2004-2011Project manager (Mars Express, Venus Express, Rosetta & CoRoT), Department of Geophysics & Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

Academic educaton

2012PhD in Geophysics „Tidal interaction of short-period extrasolar transit planets with their host stars“, Department of Geophysics & Meteorology, University of Cologne
2002Diploma in High Energy Particle Physics: „Impulsrekonstruktion von Muonen mithilfe der Vorwärtsdriftkammern des ZEUS-Detektor“, University Bonn

Bachelor & Master Projects

There are always student projects available in:

  • Magma ocean modelling
  • Atmosphere modelling (rocky & gas giant planets)

Scientific Community Services

  • CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) – Collaborating Scientist
  • JWST – Member of the Early Release Science Team
  • PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO ) – Member of work package Atmosphere
  • Partner in CHAMELEON Virtual Laboratories for exoplanets and disks Marie Curie international training network
  • Founding member of Next Millenium Planet Simulation consortium (NMPS)
  • Main organizer for 3rd CHAMELEON School in Graz (January 2023)
  • Main organizer for 2020 Leiden international workshop “Tackling the
    complexities of substellar atmospheres – Solar System to brown dwarfs
  • Co-Chair and Organizer for STARPLANET2019, Ringberg workshop on “star-planet connection”

Observational Campaigns (latest)

2022“Exploring the morning and evening limbs of a transiting exoplanet” PI: Espinoza, Co-I: Carone with 3D model, JWST G1 awarded
2022“Mineral clouds in the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter HD189733b”, PI: Min, M., Co-I: Carone with 3D model, JWST G1 awarded
2020“How often does a planet spin-up its host star?”, MPG2.2m/FEROS, PI: Bachelor student Annika Oetjens (Co-I with Maria Bergemann)
2020/2021“Towards Constraints On Morning And Evening Terminators Of Distant Worlds”, TESS, Cycle 3, PI: N. Espinoza, Co-I: Carone with 3D model)
2019"Now you see me the WASP-117b version – a Saturn-like exoplanet that resides in 2 different chemical regimes", HST GO 15301, PI: Carone
2018"Ground based high resolution spectroscopy of WASP-117b simultaneously with Hubble measurement", PI: Fei Yang, Co-PI: Carone, VLT/ESPRESSO
2017“Determining transit timing for exo-Saturn WASP-117b”, PI: Andres Jordan, Co-PI: Carone on CHAT(Chile) and Los Cumbres (South Africa)

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