Astronomy Department Research Project


Berkeley Nexus for Exoplanet System Science

Project Type

Planetary


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Bruce Macintosh (Stanford)

Project Description

At Berkeley we are currently using the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) to survey 600 young, nearby stars for extrasolar planets and debris disks; we are pursuing investigations that combine Kepler, Keck and the Automated Planet Finder to characterize more distant and older planetary systems with both gas giant and rocky planets; and we are pursing state-of-the-art analytical and numerical techniques to advance the theory of planet formation and evolution.



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  • At Berkeley we are bridging three techniques for discovering and characterizing extrasolar planets:  Transit, Doppler, and Direct Imaging.

    At Berkeley we are bridging three techniques for discovering and characterizing extrasolar planets: Transit, Doppler, and Direct Imaging.