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Research interests

My main research interest is in the field of extrasolar planets.  This rapidly growing field promises to yield exciting new data on solar system formation.  See the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia for the current tally of how many hundreds of confirmed planets have been discovered orbiting stars other than our Sun!  I have done research in two kinds of planet search programmes:  1) looking for a planet to eclipse its host star (the EXPLORE Project at the U. Toronto), and 2) looking for the Doppler Shift of the light from a planet's host star, as induced by the gravitational pull of the orbiting planet (the SDSS-III MARVELS Project).

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Last updated:  22 Sep 2011

Link to: University of Florida Department of Astronomy

Image credits:
Navigation bar background:  Atlas Image mosaic of the Carina Nebula obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.