David Kipping

David KippingDavid Kipping is a 30-year old astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as a Menzel Fellow. He grew up in the UK but emigrated to the USA five years ago. He researches a variety of topics related to extrasolar planets, but his main project is searching for exomoons. Outside of astronomy, he is enjoying his first few weeks as a new father and love exploring the New England area.

Selected Publications

Kipping, D., The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons (Springer, 2011).

Kipping, D., Huang, X., Nesvorny, D., Torres, G., Buchhave, L., Bakos, G. & Schmitt, A., “The Possible Moon of Kepler-90g is a False Positive,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2014).

Heller, R., Williams, D., Kipping, D., Limbach, M. A., Turner, E., Greenberg, R., Sasaki, T., Bolmont, E., Grasset, O., Lewis, K., Barnes, R. & Zuluaga, J. I., “Formation, Habitability, and Detection of Extrasolar Moons,” Astrobiology (2014).

Kipping, D., “Bayesian priors for the eccentricity of transiting planets,” Monthly Notices for the Royal Astronomical Society (2014).

Kipping, D., Torres, G., Buchhave, L. A., Kenyon, S. J., Henze, C. E., Isaacson, H., Kolbl, R., Marcy, G. W., Bryson, S. T., Stassun, K. G. & Bastien, F. A., Discovery of a Transiting Planet Near the Snow-Line,” The Astrophysical Journal, (2014).

Béky, B., Kipping, D., & Holman, M. J., “SPOTROD: a semi-analytic model for transits of spotted stars,” Monthly Notices for the Royal Astronomical Society (2014).

Nesvorný, D., Kipping, D., & Terrell, D., “Photo-Dynamical Analysis of Three Kepler Objects of Interest with Significant Transit Timing Variations,” The Astrophysical Journal, (2014).

Sliski, D. H. & Kipping, D., “A High False Positive Rate for Kepler Planetary Candidates of Giant Stars Using Asterodensity Profiling,” The Astrophysical Journal, (2014).

Béky, B., Holman, M. J., Kipping, D., & Noyes, R. W., “Stellar Rotation-Planetary Orbit Commensurability in the HAT-P-11 System,” The Astrophysical Journal, (2014).

Kipping, D., Bastien, F., Stassun, K., Chaplin, W., Huber, D. & Buchhave, L. A., 2014, “Flicker as a tool for characterizing planets through Asterodensity Profiling,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters, (2014).

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