Dr. Beth Biller

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Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, United Kingdom

Research interests

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).

Research outputs

  1. The GJ 504 system revisited DOI
    M. Bonnefoy, K. Perraut, A. M. Lagrange, P. Delorme, A. Vigan, M. Line, L. Rodet, C. Ginski, D. Mourard, G. D. Marleau et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 618 (2018)
  2. Imaging radial velocity planets with SPHERE DOI
    A. Zurlo, D. Mesa, S. Desidera, S. Messina, R. Gratton, C. Moutou, J. L. Beuzit, B. Biller, A. Boccaletti, M. Bonavita et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 1 , p. 35-48 (2018)
  3. Dynamical masses of M-dwarf binaries in young moving groups DOI
    L. Rodet, M. Bonnefoy, S. Durkan, H. Beust, A. M. Lagrange, J. E. Schlieder, M. Janson, A. Grandjean, G. Chauvin, S. Messina et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 618 (2018)
  4. Constraining the multiplicity statistics of the coolest brown dwarfs DOI
    Clémence Fontanive, Beth Biller, Mariangela Bonavita and Katelyn Allers, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 2 , p. 2702-2727 (2018)
  5. The Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. III. 2MASS J0249-0557 c DOI
    Trent J. Dupuy, Michael C. Liu, Katelyn N. Allers, Beth A. Biller, Kaitlin M. Kratter, Andrew W. Mann, Evgenya L. Shkolnik, Adam L. Kraus and William M.J. Best, Astronomical Journal, 156, 2 (2018)
  6. Observations of fast-moving features in the debris disk of AU Mic on a three-year timescale DOI
    A. Boccaletti, E. Sezestre, A. M. Lagrange, P. Thébault, R. Gratton, M. Langlois, C. Thalmann, M. Janson, P. Delorme, J. C. Augereau et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 614 (2018)
  7. Dynamical models to explain observations with SPHERE in planetary systems with double debris belts DOI
    C. Lazzoni, S. Desidera, F. Marzari, A. Boccaletti, M. Langlois, D. Mesa, R. Gratton, Q. Kral, N. Pawellek, J. Olofsson et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 611 (2018)
  8. Orbit and Dynamical Mass of the Late-T Dwarf Gl 758 B DOI
    Brendan P. Bowler, Trent J. Dupuy, Michael Endl, William D. Cochran, Phillip J. MacQueen, Benjamin J. Fulton, Erik A. Petigura, Andrew W. Howard, Lea Hirsch, Kaitlin M. Kratter et al., Astronomical Journal (2018)
  9. Simultaneous, Multi-Wavelength Variability Characterization of the Free-Floating Planetary Mass Object PSO J318.5-22 DOI
    Beth Biller, Johanna Vos, Esther Buenzli, Katelyn Allers, Mickaël Bonnefoy, Benjamin Charnay, Bruno Bézard, France Allard, Derek Homeier, Mariangela Bonavita et al., Astronomical Journal (2018)
  10. The UK Centre for Astrobiology DOI
    Charles S Cockell, Beth Biller, Casey C. Bryce, Claire Cousins, Susana Direito, Duncan Forgan, Mark Fox-Powell, Jesse Harrison, Hanna Landenmark, Sophie L. Nixon et al., Astrobiology (2018)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11