"Finding Terrestrial Exoplanets with Precise Radial Velocities"
March 16, 2017
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Sharon Xeusong Wang
Sharon Xeusong Wang, a postdoctoral fellow at DTM, will give a talk titled "Finding Terrestrial Exoplanets with Precise Radial Velocities" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Greenewalt Auditorium as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.
Wang received her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, in 2016. Her primary research interest is in detecting rocky exoplanet using radial velocities (RVs). Such detections require high RV precision, especially for rocky planets in the Habitable Zone of Sun-like stars (< 1 m/s). Wang works on pushing the RV limit beyond the current 1-2 m/s level, which is set by limitations in instrumentation, data analysis, and the understanding of astrophysical noise.
Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.
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