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== about ==

 Large Strategic Mission Scientist @ NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 curriculum vitae
 a besuited me


== contact ==

 Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, Code 667
 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 Greenbelt, MD 20771
 Office: 301-285-5497
 christopher.c.stark@nasa.gov


== research ==

 Future mission design & simulation
  Optimizing the design of future direct imaging missions for science yield
  Missions: HabEx | LUVOIR
  Publications: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2019

 Debris disks & exozodi
  High contrast imaging of disks, modeling dust composition & dynamics
  Publications: 2009 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

 Exoplanets
  Theory & observation of planet-disk interactions, methods for detection
  Publications: 2008 | 2020
  

== code & resources ==

 dustmap v3.1.4
  Synthesizes images of debris disks using discrete data points as input.
  Scattered light, thermal emission, Mie theory, Kurucz stellar atmospheres
  Fast multi-wavelength calculations
  Language: IDL & C

 Debris Ring Analyzer [coming soon]
  Fits debris ring geometry, deprojects, extracts scattering phase function.
  Language: IDL

 Kowalsky Deprojection
  Deprojects on-sky ellipses using Kowalsky method.
  Language: IDL

 Poisson Binomial Distribution
  Probability distribution of events with independent, unique probabilities
  of success.
  Language: IDL

 Exozodi Simulation Catalog
  Catalog of collisionless n-body simulations of planet-induced
  resonant structures in exozodiacal disks.



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