Carina Persson

Senior Researcher, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasma Physics, Galactic Astronomy

Carina's research is about exoplanets - planets around other stars. Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered in the last 25 years in Milky Way, our own galaxy. Most of them are very different to the Earth and no exo system so far is similar to our own planetary system. Now, both Europe and USA put in extra efforts on new space telescopes with the goal to find earth like planets around stars similar to our own sun in the Milky Way. Carina participates in the preparations for two of these space projects, CHEOPS (to be launched in the end of 2018) and PLATO (to be launched 2026). She also uses data from existing space telescopes (Kepler/K2) to in combination with ground based observations (HARPS and FIES) in her research.
​To see which research projects Carina Persson participates in, please visit the database Chalmers research.

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2013. Modified: Fri 11 Jan 2019