Matthew Kenworthy in 2019. Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory
My research covers the search and characterisation of extrasolar planets by direct imaging, and developing optical instrumentation to help find them. In the past few years I have been searching for circumplanetary disks and rings by looking for the shadows they cast as they pass between us and their parent stars.
ADS library of Matthew Kenworthy's publications and local copies of my papers are on my publications page. Here is my Curriculum Vitae (August 2020) along with a short biography and photos.
In order of responsiveness:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +31 (0) 71 527 8455
- Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
I tweet about astronomy and my work regularly, I put computer code produced by my group on GitHub, and I have an ORCID iDYes, that's the correct capitalization..
The bRing Project
Looking at one star continuously for over one year
In 2017 and the start of 2018, the circumplanetary environment of the gast giant exoplanet Beta Pictoris b crossed in front of the bright young star Beta Pictoris, a naked eye 4th magnitude star in the Southern skies. We wanted to see if any circumplanetary material crossed in front of the star over this event lasting 300 days, and so I led the bRing project.
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Last updated around the start of December 2020.