Professor A Biller
Beth is a member of the following School research institute:
I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.
My research interests center around direct imaging detection and characterization of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs. I am particularly interested in statistical analysis of large-scale planet surveys and developing techniques to monitor cloud patterns on brown dwarfs and exoplanets through photometric variability I am also active both in current observational efforts and development of future instruments, including the SPHERE planet-finder at the VLT, the Near-IR Coronagraphic Imager (NICI) at Gemini-South, and the LEECH survey using LMIRCam at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT).
Beth currently offers the following PhD project opportunities:
Beth has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- The JWST Early Release Science Program for Direct Observations of Exoplanetary Systems I: High-contrast Imaging of the Exoplanet HIP 65426 b from 2 to 16 μm DOI, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 951, 1, p. 1-29
- Applying a temporal systematics model to vector Apodizing Phase Plate coronagraphic data: TRAP4vAPP DOI, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 674, p. 1-15
- The JWST Early Release Science Program for Direct Observations of Exoplanetary Systems II: A 1 to 20 Micron Spectrum of the Planetary-Mass Companion VHS 1256-1257 b DOI, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 946, 1, p. 1-19
- X-SHYNE: X-shooter spectra of young exoplanet analogs: I. A medium-resolution 0.65-2.5 μ m one-shot spectrum of VHS 1256-1257 b DOI, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 670, p. 1-8
- Astrometric Accelerations as Dynamical Beacons: Discovery and Characterization of HIP 21152 B, the First T-dwarf Companion in the Hyades DOI, Astronomical Journal, 165, 2, p. 1-32