Matthew Kenworthy


Research interestskenworthy_dec_2013

Instrumentation

  •  The Vector Apodizing Phase Plate: a broadband coronagraph for exoplanet detection;
  • High Contrast Imaging Techniques and Optics;
  • Phase Sorting Interferometry: a new method for improving adaptive optics imaging on ground based telescopes;
  • Optimized Principal Component Analysis – improving the estimate of the science point spread function in direct imaging of exoplanets.

Extrasolar planets

  • Exoplanet imaging detection and characterization;
  • Surveys for exoplanets around early type stars and disk systems with two component temperature distributions (“Holey disks”);
  • Transit spectroscopy of Fomalhaut’s debris disk.
Instrumentation projects

 

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MSc Specialisation at Leiden University, the Netherlands