discovering and studying new worlds to consolidate our understanding of planets and habitats. 

James Hall

My main area of focus is understanding the processes controlling the fossilization of soft-bodied organisms and microbes. I am particularly interested in how these processes could have played out on early-Mars, performing preservation experiments which have implications for the upcoming Mars 2020 mission. I am also interested in how the properties of exoplanet atmospheres are constrained. I am currently working with Julien to understand how the dissipation and formation of clouds on hot Jupiters with eccentric orbits can affect the light curves measured. 

Graduate Student

Contact Information:

Email: jayhall@mit.edu

Office: 77 Massachusetts Ave, 54-1120, Cambridge, MA 02139

Credit: James Hall