Participating Scientists

Derek Buzasi

Eureka Scientific

"Removing A Source of Planetary Detection Bias: Stellar Granulation Models for Kepler"

David Charbonneau

Use of both the Spitzer Space Telescope during the warm phase of its mission (after its cryogen has been exhausted) and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to study the planets detected by Kepler. The data will also be used to confirm the planetary nature of many candidates identified by the Kepler Mission and to detect false positives.

Laurance Doyle

SETI Institute

Matt Holman

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

"Applying the Method of Transit Timing Variations to Kepler"

Sara Seager

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Theoretical Interpretation of Kepler Exoplanet Albedos and Reflected Light Curves"

Jason Steffen


"Detection of Extrasolar Planets Around Eclipsing Binaries in the Kepler Field" & "Kepler at Home"

Eric Ford

University of Florida

"Detecting Additional Planets in Transiting Systems Using Transit Timing Variations"

William Welsh

San Diego State University

"Characterizing the Orbital Eccentricities of Earth-like Planets with Kepler"

Jonathan Fortney

UC Santa Cruz

"Detailed Modelling of Extrasolar Planet Transit Observations"

"Giant Planet Science from the Kepler Mission"