Cheops

CHEOPS is a space telescope dedicated to characterise exoplanets by observing accurate photometry of a star with a planet passing in front (transit) and behind (eclipse).

The project is to aid in the development of existing tools and to apply them to analyse CHEOPS data. The tools are designed to first clean the raw data of instrumental effects to produce the best possible light curves and then use them to derive physical properties of the planetary systems under study. An example of a challenging application is to disentangle photometry of a close binary star in order to measure a planetary transit in one of the binary components. As this project will involve considerable software development, documented programming skills on top of the basic requirements will be advantageous for the applicant.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Alexis Brandeker (alexis@astro.su.se) who is a member of the CHEOPS Science Team and who coordinates the Swedish contributions to CHEOPS.

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