California Institute of Technology
Phil Muirhead

Phil Muirhead

I am a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech.  I develop novel instrumentation for ground-based telescopes to detect and characterize extrasolar planets and their host stars, with an emphasis on terrestrial exoplanets orbiting low-mass stars (aka M dwarfs, aka red dwarfs).  I am particularly interested in high-throughput, fiber-feb spectroscopy and the integration of lock-in amplification techniques and zero-read-noise detectors into optical astronomy.
Website: http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~philm