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Christoph Baranec

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Assistant Professor

Ph. D., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2007
B. S., Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 2001

Brief biography

Interests

Optical Sciences
Adaptive Optics
Exoplanets

Awards

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2014.

Selected Recent Publications

High-efficiency autonomous laser adaptive optics
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni & S. Punnadi
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 790, L8, 2014.

Robotic laser-adaptive-optics imaging of 715 Kepler exoplanet candidates using Robo-AO
N. Law, T. Morton, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, G. Ravichandran, C. Ziegler, J. Johnson, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, S. Punnadi & A. N. Ramaprakash
The Astrophysical Journal, 791, 35, 2014.

PULSE: The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
C. Baranec, R. Dekany, R. Burruss, B. Bowler, M. van Dam, R. Riddle, C. Shelton, T. Truong, J. Roberts, J. Milburn & J. Tesch
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems IV, eds. E. Marchetti, J.-P. Veran & L. Close, 9148, 2014.

Second generation Robo-AO instruments and systems
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. M. Law, M. Chun, J. Lu, M. Connelley, D. Hall, D. Atkinson & S. Jacobson
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems IV, eds. E. Marchetti, J.-P. Veran & L. Close, 9148, 2014.

Twelve-thousand laser-AO observations: first results from the Robo-AO large surveys
N. M. Law, C. Baranec & R. Riddle
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems IV, eds. E. Marchetti, J.-P. Veran & L. Close, 9148, 2014.

Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, J. Davis, R. Dekany, M. Kasliwal, S. Kulkarni, T. Morton, E. Ofek & S. Punnadi
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, 72, e50021, 2013.