My research group was featured in the Eberly College of Science Journal here.
Some of my various research projects:
- MINERVA: A partnership between Harvard, Penn State, the University of Montana, and the University of New South Wales to find and characterize transiting and nearby rocky planets
- exoplanets.org: A powerful tool to explore the orbits of the known exoplanets.
- The Ĝ search for Kardashev civilizations.
- Tabby’s Star (Boyajian’s Star) (The WTF Star)
- RVLIN and BOOTTRAN, IDL packages of routines for fitting Keplerian orbital curves to the radial velocity data from stars hosting multiplanet systems, and for getting accurate uncertainties in their orbital parameters (including their transit times).
- The hitherto unheralded Galactic cluster Ruprecht 147
- Long period exoplanets and multiplanet systems orbiting nearby stars with the California Planet Survey consortium and the Hobby Eberly Telescope
- The strange exoplanet false positive MARVELS-1
- The Habitable Zone Planet Finding spectrograph (HPF) at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
- The CHIRON planet search
- The planet-star activity connection
- Planets around hot subdwarfs
- I work with research associate Ming Zhao on precise infrared photometry of hot Jupiters
- The Lunar Farside Highlands Problem
- The old, nearby cluster Lodén 1 is neither old, nor nearby, nor a cluster.