Dr. Kaspar von Braun (Adjunct)
PhD University of Michigan, 2002
The combination of interferometric and spectrophotometric data, along with trigonometric parallaxes, allows for model independent determination of physical stellar radii, effective temperatures, and luminosities. Applying the same methods to stars not currently known to host exoplanets furthermore places constraints on stellar theory semi-empirical relations linking observables with astrophysical stellar parameters.
After finishing his degree at Michigan, Dr. von Braun worked as a Carnegie Fellow at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, then as a staff astronomer at Caltech and the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie before joining Lowell as an adjunct scientist in 2015.
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