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Exoplanet Atmospheres Group

Our main area of research is in observational astrophysics, primarily using optical and near-infrared telescopes, both ground- and space-based, to characterise extra-solar planets (or exoplanets for short). Exoplanets are simply planets around stars other than our Sun. Thousands of these planets have been discovered over the last few decades, and the next step in our understanding of them is is to look at their atmospheres to determine their compositions and the dominant physical processes that govern their formation and evolution.

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Prof. Neale Gibson

Principal Investigator
Royal-Society Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow

I am a Science Foundation Ireland/Royal Society University Research Fellow and Assistant Professor. I moved to Trinity in March 2019 from Queen's University Belfast (where most of my group are still based). My research focuses on the discovery and characterisation of extra-solar planets, i.e. planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. I was previously a research fellow and fellow support astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, and before that a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Oxford. Prior to that I did my undergraduate degree and PhD at Queen's.

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