One of the most exciting areas of astrophysical research
today is the
search for and study of planets around other stars. There
are several techniques which utilize the increasing ability
of CCD detectors and spectrometers and a few hundred exoplanets have been discovered so far. I am interested
specifically in the radial velocity and transit techniques.
We will be utilizing the new GCC observatory for our own
studies and are interested in collaborating with other
groups from several universities. Opportunities are
available for undergraduate research in this emerging field.
Ph.D., Astronomy, Univ. of Washington, 9/93
B.S., Astronomy & Physics, Univ. of Arizona, 6/87
post-doc, Univ. of Texas, Austin
post-doc, Univ. of Washington
assistant professor, Iowa State Univ.
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