My primary research focus is detecting habitability beyond the Earth. I am particularly interested in the intersection between observation and theory through using models to simulate observations. My current work considers the impact of time dependent flux variations due to a circumbinary orbit on atmospheric photochemistry. I will continue to work on similar projects in graduate school, beginning with modeling of a novel biosignature gas.
- Impact of atmospheric photochemistry on circumbinary exoplanets
- feasibility and detectability of a novel biosignature
Presentations and Publications
- Leung, M., Zuckerman, A., Lincowski, A., & Meadows V. Effects of Atmospheric Photochemistry on Circumbinary Planets. In Preparation
- Leung, M., Meadows V., & Lincowski, A. (2020) Effects of Atmospheric Photochemistry in Circumbinary Planets: poster presented at the Division of Planetary Sciences AAS Virtual Meeting, October 19.
- Leung, M., Meadows V., & Lincowski, A. (2020) Effects of Atmospheric Photochemistry in Circumbinary Planets: presented at Exoplanets in Southern California, Virtual Meeting, September 15.
- Leung, M., Meadows, V., & Lustig-Yaeger, J. (2020). High-resolution Spectral Discriminants of Ocean Loss for M-Dwarf Terrestrial Exoplanets, 160(1). https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab9012 / https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.13731
- Leung, M. & Meadows V. (2020) Effects of Atmospheric Photochemistry in Circumbinary Planets: poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Leung, M., Meadows V. & Lustig-Yeager, J. (2019), How to Discriminate Signs of Life from Ocean Loss on Earth-like Exoplanets Using High Resolution Ground Based Spectroscopy: poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium