Rory Barnes' Homepage
I am a research assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. I am also a member of NASA's Virtual Planetary Lab. I study the habitability of exoplanets with astrophysical, geophysical, and atmospheric computer models.
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The first method to rank transiting habitable planets for their potential to support life (Barnes, Meadows & Evans 2015)! The "habitability index for transiting exoplanets" (HITE) can be ued to prioritize follow-up observations, including spectroscopic characterization with JWST. We find that the best planets receive 60-90% of Earth's incident radiation and that Kepler discovered ~45 potentially habitable exoplanets.
CV (2 Jan 2015) Animations
Publications My old CCD Image Gallery
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Last Update: 29 Sep 2015
This page created: 3 May 1996