Astroweiss Group, 2022
L to R: Andrew Langford, Matthias He, Alex Thomas, Lauren Weiss, Aaron Householder, Casey Brinkman, David Shaw.
The astroweiss group includes postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are studying diverse topics related to exoplanet system architectures and planetary compositions and formation. Group members are currently supported at two sites: University of Notre Dame and University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Postdoctoral Scholars Supervised
Dr. Matthias He (2022-), Notre Dame
Determining the Most Common Planetary System Architectures
Graduate Students Supervised
Alex Thomas (2022-), Notre Dame
Mass and Composition Uniformity in the Kepler-323 and Kepler-104 Multi-planet Systems
David Shaw (2022-), Notre Dame
Masses and orbits in Kepler's Highest Multiplicity System from RVs and TTVs
What is the diversity of rocky planet compositions and their connection to host star abundances?
TESS-Keck Survey XI: Mass diversity in four similarly sized sub-Neptunes
Undergraduate Students Supervised
Aaron Householder (2022), Notre Dame REU
Mass and radius diversity of the sub-Neptune sized planets in Kepler-105 revealed through RVs and TTVs
Andrew Langford (2021-), Notre Dame
Orbital Dynamics in Multi-Body Systems, Applied to Circumbinary Planets
Thomas Vandal (2018), U. Montreal
Masses and Orbits of the Beta Pictoris Planets
Merrin Peterson (2017), U. Montreal
Upper limits on spectral features from water in 51 Pegasi b from archival Keck-HIRES spectra (summer project)
Laura Daclison (2018), Waipahu High School
Maunakea Scholars Program: Properties of the Kepler Circumbinary Systems from Keck Observations
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.
Are you interested in joining our group? Check out our student-advisor research contract!