My name is Fei Dai (戴飞). I'm a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech. I obtained my PhD in Physics from MIT under the supervision of Prof. Josh Winn.
Using both novel data analysis techniques and numerical simulations, I strive to understand the most unexpected outcomes of planet formation, such as the "ultra-short-periods" and the "super-puffs" (see Research Highlights). The mere existence of these planets is puzzling, while they provide a unique opportunity to study critical processes in planet formation and evolution that may be too weak or too slow to be observable on other planets.
On the right is a picture of me at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.