Mark Hammond

Mark joined the Climate Dynamics Group for 6 months in 2021 to study polar vortices in exoplanet atmospheres. Previously Mark worked at the University of Chicago, and received my PhD from the University of Oxford. Mark studied the atmospheres of exoplanets, in particular the circulation of novel planetary archetypes such as tidally locked planets. This included the observable features of the planet 55 Cancri e, and the mechanism by which an observable hot-spot shift forms on such planets. Mark is interested in developing predictive theoretical models that can be tested with real observations.

Mark is now a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.