Keck Planet Hunter Collaboration
My extended research group includes investigators from various universities who are using the W. M. Keck Observatory to discover and characterize exoplanets and their host stars with high-resolution spectroscopy. Group activities include frequent observing on Keck, observer training, data management, and of course, analysis of the planets and stars that are so dear to us!
Keck Planet Hunters, 2019
Back row, L to R: Howard Isaacson, Sean Mills, Lee Rosenthal, Erik Petigura, Andrew Howard, Dan Huber, BJ Fulton. Front row, L to R: Lauren Weiss, Lea Hirsch, Ryan Rubenzahl, Molly Kosiarek, Aida Behmard, Sam Grunblatt
U. Hawaii Weiss/Huber group, 2021
L to R: Dan Huber, Jingwen Zhang, Lauren Weiss, Casey Brinkman.
Graduate Students Supervised
Casey Brinkman (2019-), U. Hawaii, PhD candidate
What is the diversity of rocky planet compositions and their connection to host star abundances?
Jingwen Zhang (2019-), U. Hawaii
A long-period giant planet outside the misaligned sub-Neptunes in the Kepler-129 system
Jack Lubin (2020-), UC Irvine
TESS-Keck Survey V: Masses of Three Sub-Neptunes Orbiting HD 191939 and the Discovery of Two Outer Jovians
Emma Turtelboom (2020-), UC Berkeley
TESS-Keck Survey VII: Mass diversity in four similarly sized sub-Neptunes
Sarah Blunt (2018-2019) , Caltech
Undergraduate Students Supervised
Merrin Peterson (2017), U. Montreal
Upper limits on spectral features from water in 51 Pegasi b from archival Keck-HIRES spectra (summer project)
Thomas Vandal (2018), U. Montreal
Masses and Orbits of the Beta Pictoris Planets
Laura Daclison (2018), Waipahu High School
Maunakea Scholars Program: Properties of the Kepler Circumbinary Systems from Keck Observations