Tyler A. Gordon
Astronomy graduate student at the University of Washington with interests in stars, exoplanets, and exomoons.
I grew up in Boise, Idaho and completed my undergraduate degree at Boise State University, majoring in physics and applied mathematics with a minor in computer science. In the fall of 2016 I entered the graduate program in Astronomy at the University of Washington. I'm also a member of UW's Astrobiology program, through which I'm working to complete a dual-title PhD in astronomy and astrobiology. In addition to my research, I also help to organize and occasionally speak at Seattle's Astronomy on Tap and manage the UW Planetarium.
My research interests span all aspects of exoplanetary
systems, from host stars, to exoplanets themselves, and to
their potential companions, exomoons. During my PhD I've worked
on a method for mitigating the effects of stellar flicker in order
to enable detection of small bodies in high-precision light curves.
I've also used Gaussian processes to measure the rotation of thousands
of stars observed by K2. I'm currently interested in the ability of
JWST to detect exomoons.
For more information on my current projects, see my research page.
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