Hi there!

My name is Luke Bouma, and you have found my research website.

I am an astronomer and physicist, and I am currently a 51 Pegasi b postdoctoral fellow at Caltech in the Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy.

Most of my work focuses on exoplanets and stars. My current research aims to advance our understanding of exoplanet evolution, and to contextualize that understanding against the backdrop of an evolving stellar and galactic environment. The long-term goal is to explore the properties of planets that may be capable of hosting life.

My tools of choice include telescopes in space and on the ground, shiny computers, and cutting-edge code.

If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out my research page. A full list of my publications is available here, and an academic CV is available here.