October 28, 2013 -
Grad student Joey Schmitt leads a new paper on the discovery of the first 7-planet transiting
in the Kepler data, discovered by Planet Hunters.
September 12, 2013 - Professor Debra Fischer received the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity's Ten Outstanding Faculty Members Award. The annual award is given to ten professors from the US and Canada and is in honor of her passion for inspiring students as well as actions that connect to Kappa Alpha Theta aspirations: intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service, and personal excellence.
May 15, 2013 - Grad student Matt Giguere was awarded a prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to carry out his dissertation work to detect low mass planets using the CHIRON spectrometer at CTIO.
January 7, 2013 - In a paper led by Ji Wang, Planet Hunters announces the discovery of a Jupiter-size planet in the habitable zone of a sunlike star and the detection of 42 new planet candidates.
See News Archive for past announcements.
Debra Fischer's group at Yale works on the discovery of planets orbiting nearby stars.
Our research projects include Doppler planet searches, and analysis of the properties of planet-hosting stars.
We also have an active instrumentation and software development program to investigate novel designs needed for achieving better Doppler precision.