Extrasolar Planet Search


Interested in becoming a planet hunter?

Although we are now beginning regular observations to search for planets, there is still some work to be done before the gathering, reduction and analysis of the data becomes a routine and mostly automated process. We would welcome new postgraduate or Honours students interested in joining the team. Initially, the work would involve aspects of the processing pipeline, and in particular comparing various signal detection algorithms (i.e. different methods of identifying potential planets by analysing the stellar light curves). Once the search is running smoothly, it will generate a constant stream of new candidates, which will need to be followed up by further observations. This should be enough to keep several students busy!

If interested, please contact A/Prof John Webb or Marton Hidas.

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