Projects

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RedDots

I am the Priciple Investigator of the RedDots team where our aim is to find all exoplanets orbiting stars within 5pc of the Sun.  High profile detections of our team include the earth-mass planets orbiting Proxima Centauri and Barnard's star.  

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CARMENES

Carmenes is the Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M-dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs.   Current research in exoplanets is driven by the detection of rocky Earth-like planets.  The design of CARMENES is optimised for exoearth searches around M dwarfs.  We will monitor 350 stars over 6 years.  More information can be found here: CARMENES

I am the leader of the Stellar Activity work package and the local project manager for Goettingen.

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BCool
 
BCool is a large international collaboration to investigate the origins and behavious of magnetism on young Suns.  More information can be found here: BCOOL
 
I am the project coordinator of the project.

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EXPO

The EXtreme POlarimeter is an imaging polarimeter that operates at visible wavelengths.  ExPo detects linearly polarised light, or scattered light, making EXPO an ideal instrument for imaging the circumstellar environments of young and old stars

 

I am the instrument scientist for EXPO and I coordinate the observing programs

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