Research Group: Big Data and Planets

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[RG # 157] Big Data and Planets

May 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019

Organizers:
Tsevi Mazeh (Tel Aviv University)

Astronomy is in the midst of a transformation brought on by exponentially progressing technological advances in the information age. New detector capabilities and faster computation have created a new era in which the use of advanced data mining and inference methods could bring new answers to long-standing scientific questions. The proposed research group, which includes leading figures in data analysis of exo-planets will 

• prepare algorithms for analysis of data from the forthcoming TESS space mission, 

• apply Gaussian Processes and machine learning algorithms to model stellar variability in transit and radial-velocity studies of exo-planets, and 

• study exo-planetary system architectures by developing population models and confront them with the accumulating data, using new statistical tools. 

We expect the research group to provide a better understanding of the exo-planetary population via advanced statistical tools — a giant leap in one of the most exciting fields of present science. 

 

Members

Eric Ford

Eric Ford

FELLOW
Penn State University
Eric Ford is a professor in astrophysics and an expert on how planets are formed at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, at Penn State University.
Andrew Cameron

Cameron Andrew

FELLOW
University of St. Andrews

Andrew Cameron is Professor of Astronomy at St Andrews. His research is in stellar magnetic fields and the discovery and characterisation of extrasolar planets. 

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Eran Ofek

FELLOW
Weizmann Institute of Science
Eran Ofek is a researcher at the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Instiute of Science.
Tsevi Mazeh

Tsevi Mazeh

FELLOW
Tel Aviv University
Tsevi Mazeh is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Tel Aviv University.
Dovi Poznanski

Dovi Poznanski

FELLOW
Tel Aviv University
Professor Dovi Poznanski is a senior lecturer and researcher at Tel Aviv University.
Daniel Fabrycky

Daniel Fabrycky

FELLOW
University of Chicago
Daniel Fabrycky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago.

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