I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. I received my B.A. in Astrophysics & Physics from U.C. Berkeley, my Ph.D. in Astronomy from Columbia University, and spent time as a postdoctoral fellow in the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arizona and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

I work to characterize the atmospheres of planets outside of our Solar System ("exoplanets"), through three-dimensional modeling of their atmospheric circulation patterns (winds and temperature structures). I am particularly interested in predicting observable signatures of various physical processes and in identifying new observational techniques that can be used to better constrain the atmospheric properties of these exotic worlds.

The best way to contact me is by email: erausche at umich dot edu

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