1 March 2019
until 31 December 2021
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The Institute of Planetary Research carries out and supports research programs on the internal structure, formation and evolution of the planets, their moons, and asteroids and comets. Techniques employed include remote sensing and in-situ investigations using instruments carried on spacecraft, astronomical observations from the ground, theoretical modeling, and laboratory experiments.
The department on Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres investigates the following fundamental questions: How do planets and planetary systems form and evolve? What makes a planet habitable? Is there life in other planets or moons and how can we detect it? The search for extrasolar planets and their characterization provide answers to these questions.
The successful analysis of large time series of photometric data from transit surveys is limited by the presence of residuals of instrumental noise. These noise sources complicate the detection of the small signal of transiting Earth-sized planets. Machine learning techniques have the potential to discriminate between genuine planetary signals and instrumental effects more effectively than classic detrending methods. It has been shown that Machine Learning Methods can compete with classic transit search algorithms, providing a higher yield of detections, which result in a better understanding of fundamental questions on planet formation and evolution.
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Dr. Juan Cabrera Perez
Institute of Planetary Research
Phone: +49 30 67055-439