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Phone: +44 (0) 131 668 8349

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College
Master of Science, University of Arizona
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Arizona
A High Contrast Survey for Extrasolar Giant Planets with the Simultaneous Differential Imager (SDI)

Research Interests

I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.

My research interests center around direct imaging detection and characterization of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs.  I am particularly interested in statistical analysis of large-scale planet surveys and developing techniques to monitor cloud patterns on brown dwarfs and exoplanets through photometric variability  I am also active both in current observational efforts and development of future instruments, including the SPHERE planet-finder at the VLT, the Near-IR Coronagraphic Imager (NICI) at Gemini-South, and the LEECH survey using LMIRCam at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT).


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