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John Livingston Alt text

Postdoctoral scholar


I enjoy discovering extrasolar planets using a combination of ground- and space-based telescopes. I am interested in the various processes that give rise to the great diversity of worlds in the universe. I work with several international collaborations focused on the NASA K2 and TESS missions, including this one. A full listing of my work can be found on ResearchGate, and below are my first-author papers:

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I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to mentor some excellent students starting their graduate careers at the University of Tokyo. We’ve been working on fun things like MCMC transit light curve modeling of TRAPPIST-1 and some hot Jupiters.


I am an organizer of Tokyo Area Planetary Science.



I have at various times been employed in the following capacities: