Characterising Exoplanet Atmospheres

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Mathematics and Physics


The aim of the project is to investigate the nature of exoplanet atmospheres using a variety of techniques, including transmission spectroscopy, secondary eclipse photometry and phase-curve studies. We will take advantage of new instruments that have recently become available (e.g. ESPRESSO) or coming online (e.g. CRIRES+). We will also look to further develop and improve upon observational and analysis techniques which will allow us to improve our sensitivity and detection limits in order to detect a wider variety chemical species in the exoplanet atmospheres, and thereby gaining a better insight into chemical composition.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/T506369/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
2302543 Studentship ST/T506369/1 13/09/2019 31/03/2023 Niall Owens