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Nikku Madhusudhan, University of Cambridge
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What are the biggest open questions in our understanding of extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial life? What is your motivation behind pursuing science? What makes a successful scientist? What is the most exciting of your scientific discoveries? Full Interview

Biography

Dr Nikku Madhusudhan is an astrophysicist at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. His work focuses on understanding the atmospheres, interiors, and formation conditions of extrasolar planets. He is widely known for pioneering the techniques to measure atmospheric properties of exoplanets and for his studies on exoplanetary chemical compositions. His other interests include artificial intelligence, psychology, and research methodology.