Jacob L. Bean
Associate Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geophysics

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Phone: 773-702-9568
Location: ERC 541
Email: jbeanoddjob.uchicago.edu
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Research
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Jacob Bean's current research focuses on the study of extrasolar planetary systems. He uses a variety of ground- and space-based facilities to detect and characterize planets around nearby stars. His particular interests are in studying planets around low-mass stars and in probing the atmospheres of the smallest known exoplanets.

Member of Research Groups:

Scientific Projects

Graduate Students

Past Graduate Students: Laura Kreidberg (2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Teaching Courses
  • [ASTR 49900] Graduate Research Seminar: 2016 - 2017 (Winter)
  • [PHSC 12720] Exoplanets: 2016 - 2017 (Spring)

Past courses:
  • [ASTR 28200] Current Topics in Astrophysics: 2012 - 2013 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 30900] Research Project Seminar: 2012 - 2013 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 35800] Extrasolar Planets: 2013 - 2014 (Autumn)
  • [PHSC 11900] Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2014 - 2015 (Winter); 2013 - 2014 (Winter)
  • [PHSC 12720] Exoplanets: 2015 - 2016 (Spring)

Department Committees

Past Department Committees:
  • Search Committee: 2015 - 2016
  • Brinson Lectureship: 2013 - 2014 (Former Chair)
  • Giant Magellan Telescope - C: 2015 - 2016 | 2014 - 2015 | 2013 - 2014
  • Time Allocation: 2015 - 2016 (Chair) | 2014 - 2015 (Chair) | 2013 - 2014

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