Hayden Smotherman

POSITION
Graduate Student, Astronomy

ASTROBIOLOGY RESEARCH AREAS
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

EMAIL
smotherh@uw.edu

My research interests lie in exoplanetary habitability and Outer Solar System object detection. For exoplanets, I study the impact of orbital dynamics on the habitability of exoplanetary systems using a multiphysics software suite called VPLANET. For the Outer Solar System, I work on trying to detect objects below the single-frame noise floor using a “shift-and-stack” pipeline called KBMOD.