Lauren Weiss

Astronomer

Parrent Fellow, IfA Manoa

Introduction

Aloha! I am the Parrent Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa. I use observational techniques to discover exoplanets and characterize their fundamental properties.

My research highlights include:

  • Discovered the transition between rocky and volatile-rich planets at 1.5 Earth radii.

  • Discovered the similar sizes and regular spacings of planets in coplanar multi-planet systems.

  • Observed 155 nights on Keck-HIRES as part of the California Planet Search collaboration.

  • Experience in self-consistent analysis of Doppler and transit-timing variations/photometry to determine planet masses and N-body dynamics.

Maunakea, Hawai`i

Reykjavik, Iceland