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.
November 12, 2012 - In a paper led by Meg Schwamb, Planet Hunters announces the discovery of our first confirmed planet. PH1 is a circumbinary planet in a four-star system and you can also ready about it in the press.
August 12, 2012 - Exoplanet team member Zak Kaplan presented a poster at the summer 2012 AAS meeting and was one of four undergraduate students who received an Astronomy Achievement Student Award. Zak was honored with a Chambliss medal for his work on "An Innovative Combination of Fiber Scrambling and Pupil Slicing for High Resolution Spectrographs."
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.