Nikole K. Lewis

Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences; Deputy Director, Carl Sagan Institute

Contact Information

312 Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-8542

Nikole K. Lewis

Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences; Deputy Director, Carl Sagan Institute

Expertise

Exoplanet atmospheric theory and observations with a focus on multidimensional and multiwavelength explorations

Current Research Interest

Exoplanet characterization observations using ground- and space-based facilities; three-dimensional atmospheric dynamics and chemistry in exoplanet atmospheres; Bayesian retrieval analyses of spectra from icy moons in the solar system and exoplanets

Selected Publications

Lewis, Nikole K., Hannah R. Wakeford, Ryan J. MacDonald, Jayesh M. Goyal, David K. Sing, Joanna Barstow, Diana Powell, et al. “Into the UV: The Atmosphere of the Hot Jupiter HAT-P-41b Revealed.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 902, no. 1 (2020): L19.

MacDonald, Ryan J., Jayesh M. Goyal, and Nikole K. Lewis. “Why Is It So Cold in Here? Explaining the Cold Temperatures Retrieved from Transmission Spectra of Exoplanet Atmospheres.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 893, no. 2 (2020): L43.

Cornell Research Website Article

Glowing Planets and Chemical Fingerprints