Arthur is a California native who has returned to New England after a brief stay back in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Brown University in 2012, and his M.Sc. from San Francisco State University in 2014, where he made statistical analyses of planets in their habitable zones for his master’s thesis project.
Arthur’s interests in astronomy include detecting and characterizing exoplanets, astrobiology, and SETI (both passive and active). His current research at Yale as a PhD student explores the theoretical modeling of exoplanet atmospheres, using anything from simple radiative models to sophisticated global climate models. Outside of astronomy he enjoys linguistics, swimming, playing and writing music for piano, and solving Rubik’s Cubes.