Simon's Research

Extrasolar Planets

I will soon start work with Tim White at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy studying stellar variability in Anglo-Australian Planet Search and Kepler data, as part of his PhD. His main supervisor is Prof. Tim Bedding. (April 2010)

We recently announced the discovery of four new exoplanets: a Jupiter-like planet in a Jupiter-like orbit around the star 23 Librae, and a three-planet system consisting of a 5.1 Earth-mass planet and two Uranus-mass planets. (December 2009)

Hot Subdwarfs

I am currently working on several projects involving hot subdwarfs, ranging from asteroseismic studies, to searching for substellar companions. I will post more here shortly.

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