My name is Mirielle Caradonna, and I am a first-year graduate student at The University of Colorado, Boulder. I am broadly interested in the field of exoplanets, specifically using observational data to discover exoplanets, and to uncover their characteristics. I am also broadly interested in planetary atmospheres, and the relationship between our Sun and the solar system. I attended The University of North Texas for my undergraduate degree, where I was able to conduct research in exoplanet detection using ground-based transit photometry, as well as reverberation mapping of active galactic nuclei and a computational study of galaxy formation and evolution. 


Chen, Y.-J., Bao, D.-W., Zhai, S., Fang, F.-N., Hu, C., Du, P., Yang, S., Yao, Z.-H., Li, Y.-R., Brotherton, M. S., McLane, J. N., Zastrocky, T. E., Olson, K. A., Bon, E., Bai, H.-R., Fu, Y.-X., Liu, J.-R., Wang, Y.-L., Maithil, J., … Wang, J.-M. (2023). Broad-line region in NGC 4151 monitored by two decades of reverberation mapping campaigns – I. Evolution of structure and kinematics. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 520(2), 1807–1831.

Di, Y., Li, Y., Yuan, F., Shi, F., & Caradonna, M. (2023). Black hole feeding and feedback in a compact galaxy. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 523(2), 1641–1647.

Scholastic Achievements: 

Summa Cum Laude, The University of North Texas (Thesis titled: “Examining the Efficacy of Ground-Based Telescopes in Performing Follow-Up Observations of Two Exoplanets”). The Physics Chairman’s Scholarship (The University of North Texas), The Society of Physics Students Scholarship (The University of North Texas).