MIT EAPS Directory

Daniel Koll

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a McDonnell postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. I study the atmospheres of exoplanets and 'exotic' past climates on Earth. My goal is to develop theories that help us understand why and how these climates differ from Earth's present-day climate. I am particularly interested in the unusual climates of tidally locked planets, which offer a unique opportunity over the coming few years for testing climate theories against astronomical observations. I am also interested in the dynamics of clouds and convection, and how these dynamics shape the habitability of terrestrial planets.


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James S. McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowship (2017) | AGU outstanding student paper (2016) | University of Chicago Harper dissertation fellowship (2015)

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Ph.D., Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago (2016)
A.B., Physics and Philosophy (minor), Harvard University (2010)