Michael K. Plummer


Michael K. PlummerAssistant Professor of PhysicsThe United States Air Force Academy
PhD in AstronomyBrown Dwarf and Exoplanet Atmospheres

I research brown dwarf variability, with an emphasis on the L/T transition. To this end, I employ Doppler imaging and spectrophotometric techniques to try and find storms, cloud systems, and planetary banding and waves on brown dwarfs and directly-imaged exoplanets. Further interests include the atmospheric dynamics, chemistry, and structure of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets. My publicly-available Python code for both performing and estimating Doppler Imaging performance is available via GitHub/Imber. Please email me if you have any questions or would like to collaborate.