Kevin Stevenson
Research Associate, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Education: Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2012

Location: ERC 513

Artist's impression of UCF-1.01, an exoplanet candidate that is two-thirds the size of Earth. The planet was found by Kevin Stevenson in data he was analyzing from the Spitzer Space Telescope. The background planet is the hot Neptune GJ 436b. Because of its proximity to our solar system, the starfield shares many of our culture's cosmic landmarks. To the left, the constellation of Orion gleams, though in a distorted shape compared to our vantage point on Earth.
Publications: ADS | arXiv

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I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. I am interested in characterizing the atmospheres of extrasolar planets to better understand their nature and origin. To achieve this goal, I am using ground- and space-based telescopes to measure the composition and chemical properties of transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of or behind their parent stars.

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