in becoming a planet hunter?
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!
interested, please contact A/Prof
John Webb or Marton
to planet search page.
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