Sharon Wang

Dr. Wang is an expert in radial velocity (RV) data analysis aiming at pushing the RV precision beyond the 1 m/s barrier. She is the PI for the RV×K2 ( and RV×TESS programs, which are simultaneous RV observational campaigns with Kepler/K2 or TESS to investigate stellar RV jitter. She is the lead for the telluric study team for the NASA-funded mission concept study EarthFinder to investigate the effects and mitigation of telluric contamination on precise radial velocities. Dr. Wang is a member of the Magellan Planet Finder Spectrograph (PFS) team, NASA’s WIYN-NEID spectrograph team (RV precision <30 cm/s, coming in 2019), and the MINature RV Array (MINERVA) team. She is also one of the organizers for the Magellan/PFS Southern hemisphere TESS follow-up program (starting 2018B).

Reasons for Visit: 
Hosted by Eric Peng
Research Interests: 
current research focuses on improving the RV precision
Period of stay: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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