Mark HammondPostdoctoral Fellow



I took my undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences and Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2016, and received my DPhil in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics from the University of Oxford in 2020.

I started at the University of Chicago in 2020 as a Lindemann Fellow, supported by the English-Speaking Union.


I study the atmospheres of exoplanets, in particular the circulation of novel planetary archetypes such as tidally locked planets. This has included the observable features of the planet 55 Cancri e, and the mechanism by which an observable hot-spot shift forms on such planets.

 I am currently working on the mechanism by which a superrotating jet forms on terrestrial and gaseous tidally locked exoplanets, and on the dynamical basis and observational potential of atmospheric instabilities on these planets.

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