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Paper on Spin-orbit Alignments for Three Transiting Hot Jupiters Submitted Soon!

24 January 2018 - I will be submitting a paper in the next couple weeks on the spin-orbit angles of three Jovian planets, two of which are highly misaligned! Keep an eye out for it.

 

Papers on Relocating the Kepler-9b Transit & Measuring the Spin–Orbit Angle for Kepler-9

24 January 2018 - Co-author on two papers involving the Kepler-9 multiplanet system. The first paper we relocated the Kepler-9b transit and the second paper we measured the spin-orbit angle for Kepler-9b using HIRES RV measurements on Keck. The papers can be found here and here, repectively.

 

Paper on Spin-Orbit Misalignments of Three Jovian Planets via Doppler Tomography

08 October 2017 - Co-author on paper measuring the spin-orbit alignments of three Jovian planets using the Doppler tomography technique that's published in AJ. The paper can be found here.

 

Paper on Spin-orbit Alignment for Three Transiting Hot Jupiters: WASP-103b, WASP-87b, and WASP-66b

12 May 2016 - Paper on measuring the spin-orbit alignments of WASP-103b, WASP-87b, and WASP-66b has now been accepted and published in ApJ. The arXiv paper can be viewed here or the published ApJ version can be obtained here.

 

Started Postdoc Position at Mississippi State University

16 December 2015 - I have just started a postdoctoral position at Mississippi State University to work on developing the Starchive Open Access Stellar and Planetary Database with Dr. Angelle Tanner.

 

PhD Thesis Has Been Accepted! I Now Have My PhD!

08 April 2015 - I now officially have my PhD in astrophysics. My thesis is titled: 'Measuring the Spin-Orbit Alignments of Extrasolar Planets'. It will appear on arXiv soon.

 

Paper on the Spin-Orbit Alignments of Two Planetary Systems Submitted to ApJ

05 April 2015 - Paper on the measurements of the spin-orbit alignments of two Hot Jupiters systems has been submitted to ApJ. Watch out for it.

 

PhD Thesis Submitted!

27 September 2014 - I have just recently submitted my PhD thesis on 'Measuring the Spin-Orbit Alignments of Extrasolar Planets'.

 

Awarded 2 Nights on Magellan MagAO to Continue Stellar Companion Survey

27 September 2014 - Graeme Salter, Brett Addison, Chris Tinney, and Laird Close have been awarded 2 nights on the Magellan Telescope using the MagAO adaptive optics system in Chile for 'Determining the Origin of Spin-Orbit Misaligned Hot Jupiter Systems' coming up in November. Our team will continue the search for stellar companions around Hot-Jupiter systems to determine if they are the primary cause of the observed spin-orbit misalignments.

 

Results from the Search for Stellar Companions Around Hot Jupiters using MagAO Coming Soon

27 September 2014 - Paper on the results from the search for stellar companions around Hot Jupiter systems with measured spin-orbit angles is coming soon. Keep a watch out for it.

 

A Spin-Orbit Alignment for the Hot Jupiter HATS-3b

27 September 2014 - Paper on spin-orbit alignment of HATS-3b has now been accepted and published in ApJ. The arXiv paper can be viewed here or the published ApJ version can be obtained here.

 

New Spin-Orbit Alignment Paper Coming Soon

08 March 2014 - Paper on spin-orbit alignment of another Hot Jupiter coming soon. Keep a watch out for it.

 

Planets in Spin-Orbit Misalignment and the Search for Stellar Companions

08 March 2014 - A conference proceedings paper that I recently wrote will be published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 13th annual Australian Space Science Conference. The paper is about the recently published polar orbit of WASP-79b, the various mechanisms producing Hot Jupiters with high obliquities, and testing the Kozai mechanism by searching for stellar companions associated with misaligned Hot Jupiter systems here.

 

Awarded 1 night on Magellan

27 November 2013 - Graeme Salter, Brett Addison, Chris Tinney, and Laird Close have been awarded 1 night on the Magellan Telescope in Chile for 'Determining the Origin of Spin-Orbit Misaligned Hot Jupiter Systems'. Our team will search for stellar companions around Hot-Jupiter systems to determine if they are the primary cause of spin-orbit misalignments.

 

ABC Science article on the polar orbit of WASP-79b

23 August 2013 - Australian national broadcaster Stuart Gary of ABC Science interviewed me on my recently published result for the polar orbit of WASP-79b. Check out the written article here or audio broadcast here.

 

WASP-79 paper has been accepted for publication in ApJ Letters!

2 August 2013 - My paper has been accepted in ApJ Letters and the final version will be available soon after publication in ApJ Letters.

 

A Nearly Polar Orbit for the Extrasolar Hot Jupiter WASP-79b

8 June 2013 - Our group has measured the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for WASP-79 and determined it is in a nearly polar orbit. Check out the paper here.

 

New HATSouth paper on the detection of HATS-3b!

5 June 2013 - A paper on the 3rd planet discovered by the HATSouth group. Check out the paper here.

 

Second planet detected by HATSouth!

8 April 2013 - Second planet discovered by the HATSouth team has now been published. Check out the paper here.

 

First planet HATSouth has detected!

31 January 2013 - The first planet the HATSouth team has detected is now published in the Astronomical Journal. Many more planets await to be discovered by the HATSouth global network of ground-based telescopes searching for transiting planets. The paper can be accessed from here.