We study how planets can be detected around other stars and how the properties of those planets can be determined. This is done using data from space missions such as NASA’s TESS and Kepler telescopes and ESA’s CHEOPS mission and from ground-based data in collaboration with international teams. The results are used for studies of the diversity of exoplanets, composition, demographics, system architecture, and the interactions between a host star and its planets. We are also involved in the preparation for the next European exoplanet space mission PLATO.
We also study how planets form in the circumstellar disks during the early evolution of stellar systems and construct theoretical models for planet formation and the evolution of planetary systems and planet-forming disks.
Faculty members involved:
Malcolm Fridlund, Carina Persson, Jonathan Tan