Vincent Van Eylen

  v.vaneylen@ucl.ac.uk

I am an Associate Professor in Exoplanets at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London. My research focuses on the discovery of new exoplanets and the characterization of known planets. I also employ asteroseismology to understand stars that host planets. I use data from ground-based telescopes as well as space-based missions, such as NASA's TESS satellite.

Bio

I am a Belgian astronomer and Associate Professor in Exoplanets at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London. Before joining UCL I was a Henry Norris Russell Fellow at Princeton University and a Jan Hendrik Oort Fellow at the Sterrewacht at Leiden University in The Netherlands.

I received a PhD in Physics from Aarhus University in Denmark, where I worked at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre. My thesis advisors were Prof. Simon Albrecht and Prof. Hans Kjeldsen. I was a visiting graduate student at MIT where I worked with Prof. Josh Winn.

I hold a master degree in astrophysics and a bachelor degree in physics (with a minor in mathematics) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. I was president of student organization Wina and have been a student representative active in various university boards. Before starting my doctoral studies, I did an internship as a project engineer at the dredging company DEME in Doha, Qatar.

Research

My research focuses on the characterization of exoplanets and their host stars, to learn about planet formation and evolution as well as the architecture of planetary systems. I do so by analyzing space-based photometry to investigate planet transits, characterizing planet host stars through e.g. asteroseismology, and acquiring further sources of data where needed. I have e.g.:

If you are a student or researcher interested in working with me, please feel free to send me an email and I will be happy to discuss opportunities.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

An up-to-date overview of my first-authored and co-authored publications can be found on NASA ADS.

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Contact

  v.vaneylen@ucl.ac.uk


Mailing address:
Vincent Van Eylen
University College London
Department of Space and Climate Physics
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St. Mary
Dorking
Surrey RH5 6NT
United Kingdom