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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.

Professor Neale P. Gibson

School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

+353 (0)1 896 1675

Associate Professor in Astrophysics/Principle Investigator