This is the website for Prof. Jacob Bean's group in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. The main theme of the group's research is the observational study of planets outside the Solar System ("exoplanets"). We use ground- and space-based telescopes to detect and characterize these worlds. We are also engaged in building new instruments as part of our push towards eventually identifying other Earth-like planets.

See here for a recent talk summarizing some of the group's research.


07/29/2015: Congratulations to Laura for releasing the batman transit light curve modeling package. See the paper (Kreidberg, PASP in press) and download the code.

07/15/2015: We have discovered the first planet from our HARPS Solar Twin planet search. See the ESO press release and the paper Bedell et al. (A&A in press).

07/10/2015: Check out the MAROON-X poster presented by our team at the recent Extreme Precision Radial Velocities Workshop.