Research

Publications

First author:

A Dynamical Analysis of the Kepler-80 System of Five Transiting Planets,” MacDonald, M. G., Ragozzine, D., Fabrycky, D. C., et al. 2016, AJ, 152, 105

Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains,” MacDonald, M. G. and Dawson, R. I., 2018, AJ, 156, 5

"Exploring the Radius Valley: a Machine Learning Approach," MacDonald, M. G, 2019, MNRAS, 487, 4

“Disentangling the In-Situ Formation Conditions in Establishing the ’Dichotomy’ in Super-Earth Orbital Architectures,” MacDonald, M. G. and Dawson, R. I., in prep.

“Multivariate Analysis of Extrasolar Multi-planet Systems,” MacDonald, M. G. and Ford, E.B ., in prep.

Other:

The Orbital Eccentricity of Small Planet Systems,” Van Eylen, V., Albrecht, S., Huang, X., MacDonald, M. G., et al. 2018, ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:1807.00549 

“RV STIPs Detection,” Ragozzine, D. A., MacDonald, M. G., Tognetti, L. A., et al., in prep.

Presentations

Invited Colloquia, Seminars, Lunch Talks
"The Science Behind Terraforming" State College Astronomy on Tap (June  2018) 
"Do exoplanets migrate after they form?", A&A Board of Visitors (April 2018) 
"Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains", Penn State Tuesday Lunch (March  2018) 

Contributed Conference Talks
"Establishing the Diversity of Super-Earth Systems with a Continuum of Formation Conditions". Presented at Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science V, Ithaca, New York (June 2019) 
"Masses of the Five Small Planets Around Kepler-80". Presented at the American Astronomical Society  Division for Planetary Science Meeting, National Harbor, District of Columbia (November 2015) 
"Planetary System Demographics Featuring STIPs". Presented at the Sagan Workshop, Pasadena, California (July 2015) 


Contributed Conference Posters
"Exploring the Onset of Plate Tectonics on Terrestrial Planets Using Grain-Damage". Presented at Astrobiology Science Conference, Bellevue, Washington (July 2019) 
"Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains". Presented at Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science IV, State College, Pennsylvania (June 2018) 
"Disentangling the In-Situ Formation Conditions in Establishing the ''Dichotomy'' in Super-Earth Orbital Architectures". Presented at Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science III, New Haven, Connecticut (July 2017) 
"Disentangling the In-Situ Formation Conditions in Establishing the ''Dichotomy'' in Super-Earth Orbital Architectures". Presented at Aspen Winter Conference on the Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets, Aspen, Colorado (March 2017) 
"Demographics of Tightly Packed Systems (STIPs and SUTIPs)". Presented at the Sagan Workshop, Pasadena, California (July 2015) 
"The Masses and Orbits of the Moons of Dwarf Planet Haumea". Presented at the VIP Engineering Showcase, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (April 2015) 
"The Masses and Orbits of the Moons of Dwarf Planet Haumea". Presented at the Northrup Grumman Science and Engineering Showcase Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (April 2015)