Name Debra Fischer
Known for Astronomy
|Institutions Currently Professor of Astronomy at Yale University as profesor of astronomy, San Francisco State University|
Alma mater University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, University of California at Santa Cruz
Education University of California, Santa Cruz
Discovered HD 88133 b, HD 92788 b, HD 72659 b, HD 195019 b
Similar People Geoffrey Marcy, Steven S Vogt, John Johnson
Discovering new solar systems debra fischer
Debra Ann Fischer is a professor of astronomy at Yale University researching detection and characterization of exoplanets. She was part of the team to discover the first known multiple-planet system.
- Discovering new solar systems debra fischer
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- Research and career
Interview with an emsl user debra fischer
Research and career
Fischer has co-authored over 100 papers on dwarf stars and sub-stellar mass objects in the galactic neighborhood, including many on extrasolar planets. She is a principal investigator with the N2K Consortium searching for exoplanets. She is also a member of the planet search team led by Geoffrey Marcy looking for extrasolar planets. She was the primary investigator for Chiron, the CTIO High Resolution Spectrometer. In 2011, she started the Fiber-optic Improved Next-generation Doppler Search for Exo-Earths with the Planetary Society, an instrument that will help planet hunters find Earth-like extrasolar planets.
Fischer received her degree from the University of Iowa in 1975, a masters of science from San Francisco State University in 1992, and her PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1998.