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

Radial Velocity Discovery of an Eccentric Jovian World Orbiting at 18 AU [link]

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


Research student contract