CPS team member Sam Grunblatt successfully defended PhD thesis titled, “Giant Planets Transiting Giant Stars” on July 2, 2019. Congratulations Sam! Sam earned his PhD from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and was supervised by Dan Huber. Both are shown below.Read More
‘We Were the Discoverers’ – Public Lecture by Dr. Arpita Roy
Millikan Fellow Dr. Arpita Roy gave lecture on June 7, 2019 as part of the Caltech Astro Lecture and Stargazing Series. Watch a recording below! We Were the Discoverers: Witnessing the Exoplanet Revolution Dr. Arpita Roy A scarce two decades ago, the idea of other worlds around other stars, inhabited by other beings, lived in the realms of philosophy and science fiction. And yet here we stand today, counting these…Read More
Keck Planet Finder – Exposure Time Calculator
The Keck Planet Finder will be a transformational instrument for the discovery and characterization of extrasolar planets. In advance of expected “first light” in 2021, we are releasing an ‘exposure time calculator’ that will compute the expected Doppler precision for KPF spectra given a set of observing and stellar properties. Check it out here!Read More
BJ Fulton wins Trumpler Award
Group alumnus BJ Fulton won the 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for a “PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy.” Read about BJ’s award on this Caltech press release.Read More
Dr. Lea Hirsch!
Lea Hirsch submitted her PhD Dissertation titled ‘Planets in Binary Systems: Studies with Precise Radial Velocities and High-Resolution Imaging’ to the University of California, Berkeley. She will be a KIPAC Fellow working with Bruce Macintosh at Stanford. Congratulations to Lea!Read More
Dr. Evan Sinukoff!
Evan Sinukoff successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled ‘Masses and Properties of Extrasolar Planets’ at the University of Hawaii on July 3, 2018. Evan is off to an Insight Data Fellowship in Toronto. Congratulations to Evan!Read More
Andrew Howard gives 2018 Watson Lecture
Professor Andrew Howard gave the 2018 Watson Lecture titled ‘Searching for Earth-like Planets’ in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech. Watch below!Read More
KPF Passes Preliminary Design Review
The Keck Planet Finder (KPF) passed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) after two days of presentations, Q&A, and discussions. The KPF project will now enter the Detailed Design phase, culminating in a Detailed Design Review.Read More