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Four Talks at Know Thy Star

Very happy to report that four group members will be giving talks at Know Thy Star - Know Thy Planet from October 8 to 12 in Pasadena, CA: myself, postdoc Dr. Julie Skinner …

Interstellar Deflategate

Some exciting results out of the group this summer. Check out our paper led by rising fourth-year PhD student Eunkyu Han on the Kepler low-mass eclipsing binary T-Cyg1-12664.  …

Level Up!

The Muirhead Group had multiple upgrades this week!  First off, graduate student Paul Dalba passed his Oral Qualification Exam on Friday, May 6th, making him the group’s first …

Two Talks at Extreme Solar Systems III

A few weeks ago, the year's largest conference in extrasolar planets took place on The Big Island of Hawaii: Extreme Solar Systems III.  The ExSS meetings take place every …

New Paper on Precise Doppler Velocities: To Stabilize or To Modulate?

High-precision Doppler spectrometers are all the rage right now.  With the success of NASA’s Kepler Mission, transiting exoplanets vastly outnumber those with Doppler velocity …

Viewing Saturn as a Transiting Extrasolar Planet

This post was written by Paul Dalba, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Muirhead Group at BU:

What would a distant alien civilization learn from observations of Saturn transiting …

Muirhead Group Welcomes Dr. Bryce Croll to BU

We are excited to welcome Dr. Bryce Croll to our group!  Dr. Croll just started as a senior postdoctoral associate in the Institute for Astrophysical Research here at BU.  …

Compact Multiple Paper Published in ApJ

Our latest paper on small stars with small planets has been published in The Astrophysical Journal:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/801/1/18/article

In late 2013, Dr. Andrew …

Muirhead Group Wins NASA XRP Grant

At the 225th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, WA, I received some very exciting news from NASA’s Program Officer for the Exoplanet Research Program (“…

New Group Website!

Hello there!  Welcome to the new website for our group.  We’re keeping it simple for now, nothing too fancy.  But check back for updates on group activities: papers, presentations, …