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Exoplanets

Yale Astronomy

Debra Fischer

Professor, Yale Astronomy

Debra Fischer

Joint Appointment in Yale Department of Geology & Geophysics

Adjunct Professor of Physics & Astronomy, San Francisco State University

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Spring 2014:

Research

Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets

  1. The 100 Earths Project (2014 - )
  2. CTIO planet search in Chile (2008 - )
  3. co-Founder of Planet Hunters: Citizen Science (2010 - )

  4. Keck planet search of low mass M and K type stars "M-to-K" (2008 - )
  5. Spectral synthesis modeling to determine stellar properties (1999 - ),
  6. Multi-planet modeling of astrometric and RV data (2006 - 2008)
  7. International consortium to detect Hot Jupiters "N2K" (2003 - )
  8. Lick Planet Search (1997 - 2013)

Instrument development: pathways to higher precision

  1. Doppler analysis software (2007 - )
  2. EXPRES spectrometer design: towards 10 cm/s Doppler precision (2014 - )
  3. Moletai Observatory spectrometer (2014 - )
  4. CHIRON spectrometer for the 1.5-m telescope in Chile (2010 - 2012)
  5. FINDS: a fiber scrambler tested at Lick and Keck Observatory (2009 - 2012)
  6. Project Scientist for Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory (2001 - 2007)
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