Welcome to my site! My name is Peter Gao and I am currently a 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on aerosols and chemistry in planetary atmospheres within and beyond the Solar System.

I recieved my PhD in Planetary Science from Caltech, where I worked on modeling the clouds and hazes of Venus, Titan, and Pluto, and the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial worlds orbiting M dwarf stars. After graduation I spent a year at NASA Ames Research Center, where I continued my journey into the study of exoplanet atmospheres.

Feel free to browse through my CV below if you want to know more about what I do. In the meantime, here's how you can contact me:

Contact Information

By Mail:
Peter Gao
Astronomy Department
University of California, Berkeley
501 Campbell Hall, MC 3411
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411

By Other Means:
Email: gaopeter (at) berkeley (dot) edu
Twitter: @PlanetaryGao


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Header image: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon
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