Faculty Advisor

J. Pando, A. Sarma and B. Beck-Winchatz


Using data archives containing radial-velocity and light intensity information for stars, the DePaul Astrophysics Working Group created MATLAB programs to read and analyze the data in hopes of detecting extrasolar planets. The codes were able to successfully create graphs and obtain orbital periods for potential planets which matched published results. Additional tests were then researched to be used in the future as to confirm new planets.