Danielle Piskorz

Ph.D. Planetary Science 2018
California Institute of Technology

M.S. Planetary Science 2014
California Institute of Technology

B.S. Physics 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

I first became interested in planetary science because I wanted to answer questions about the effects of mantle dynamics on solar system surfaces, like Venus or the Moon. Now, I use high-resolution spectroscopy to answer questions about the compositions of hot Jupiter and Neptune atmospheres. I hope that one day the techniques I help develop in the Blake group will be sophisticated enough to reveal connections between exoplanet atmospheres and interiors.

Publications


  • Danielle Piskorz, Cam Buzard, Michael R. Line, Heather A. Knutson, Björn Benneke, Nathan R. Crockett, Alexandra C. Lockwood, Geoffrey A. Blake, Travis S. Barman, Chad F. Bender, Drake Deming, and John A. Johnson, “Ground- and Space-based Detection of the Thermal Emission Spectrum of the Transiting Hot Jupiter KELT-2Ab” AJ., 2018, 156(3), 133 (Full Paper).

  • Danielle Piskorz, Björn Benneke, Nathan R. Crockett, Alexandra C. Lockwood, Geoffrey A. Blake, Travis S. Barman, Chad F. Bender, Marta L. Bryan, John S. Carr, Debra A. Fischer, Andrew W. Howard, Howard Isaacson, and John A. Johnson, “Evidence for the Direct Detection of the Thermal Spectrum of the Non-Transiting Hot Gas Giant HD 88133 b” J. ApJ, 2016, 832(2), 131 (Full Paper).

  • D. Piskorz and D. J. Stevenson, “The formation of pure anorthosite on the Moon” Icarus, 2014, 239, 238.