AVI SHPORER

Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute



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About ME:

I am a Research Scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Formerly I was a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Las Cumbres Observatory. I am an observational astronomer working primarily on time domain astronomy, in the optical and IR.

Research Interests:

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, binary stars; the beaming effect (Doppler boosting), orbital phase curves; time series astronomy, variable stars; binary white dwarfs, X-ray binaries.

upcoming and Recent Activities:

  • TESS Science Team meeting, MIT, December 2019
  • Space Science Seminar, UMass Lowell, MA, September 2019
  • Extreme Solar Systems IV, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 2019
  • TESS Science Conference I, SOC co-chair and LOC chair, MIT, July 2019
  • TESS science team meeting, MIT, June 2019
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