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 Nora Eisner

PhD Student

My research focuses on citizen-powered exoplanet discoveries using TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data via Planet Hunters TESS. As the leader of this exciting project I collate the returns from the citizen science campaigns, analyse them, and following up on the most promising detections. The analysis of the extremely large time-series data sets has a strong emphasis on applying various statistical processes, as well as using machine learning, both up- and downstream of the citizen participation.

ABOUT PLANET HUNTERS TESS

The recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is providing us with a huge amount of data that lets us look for planets outside of our own Solar System. With the help of citizen science we are able to find the most complex, the most unusual and the most exciting planetary systems in our Galaxy!

Latest

  • I have developed a new program to analyse light curves called LATTE (Lightcurve Analysis Tool for Transiting Exoplanet). Check if out on Github: https://github.com/noraeisner/LATTE

  • Release of mobile app version of PHT!

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