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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Investigation of the inner structures around HD169142 with VLT/SPHERE DOI
    R. Ligi, A. Vigan, R. Gratton, J. de Boer, M. Benisty, A. Boccaletti, S. P. Quanz, M. Meyer, C. Ginski, E. Sissa et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2017)
  5. Variability of the Lowest Mass Objects in the AB Doradus Moving Group DOI
    Johanna M. Vos, Katelyn N. Allers, Beth A. Biller, Michael C. Liu, Trent J. Dupuy, Jack F. Gallimore, Dunni Adenuga and William M. J. Best, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2017)
  6. Discovery of a warm, dusty giant planet around HIP65426 DOI
    G. Chauvin, S. Desidera, A. -M. Lagrange, A. Vigan, R. Gratton, M. Langlois, M. Bonnefoy, J. -L. Beuzit, M. Feldt, D. Mouillet et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics (2017)
  7. Spectral and atmospheric characterization of 51 Eridani b using VLT/SPHERE DOI
    M. Samland, P. Mollière, M. Bonnefoy, A. -L. Maire, F. Cantalloube, A. C. Cheetham, D. Mesa, R. Gratton, B. A. Biller, Z. Wahhaj et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics (2017)
  8. The Viewing Geometry of Brown Dwarfs Influences Their Observed Colours and Variability Properties DOI
    Johanna M. Vos, Katelyn N. Allers and Beth A. Biller, Astrophysical Journal (2017)
  9. The VLT/NaCo large program to probe the occurrence of exoplanets and brown dwarfs at wide orbits. IV. Gravitational instability rarely forms wide, giant planets DOI
    A. Vigan, M. Bonavita, B. Biller, D. Forgan, K. Rice, G. Chauvin, S. Desidera, J.-C. Meunier, P. Delorme, J. E. Schlieder et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 603 (2017)
  10. The time domain for brown dwarfs and directly imaged giant exoplanets: the power of variability monitoring DOI
    Beth Biller, Astronomical Review, 13, 1 , p. 1-27 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11