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Christoph Baranec

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Assistant Astronomer

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

Brief biography

Interests

Optical Science
Adaptive Optics
Exoplanets

Awards

Sloan Research Fellow, 2014.

Recent Publications

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, in press, 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.

PULSE: Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
C. Baranec, R. Dekany, M. van Dam & R. Burruss Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, Maui, 2013.

PALM-3000: Exoplanet adaptive optics for the 5-meter Hale Telescope
R. Dekany, J. Roberts, R. Burruss, A. Bouchez, T. Truong, C. Baranec, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Angione, T. Trinh, J. Zolkower, J. C. Shelton, D. Palmer, J. Henning, E. Croner, M. Troy, D. McKenna, J. Tesch, S. Hildebrandt & J. Milburn
The Astrophysical Journal, 776, 130, 2013.

The Kappa Andromedae System: New Constraints on the Companion Mass, System Age & Further Multiplicity
S. Hinkley, L. Pueyo, J. Faherty, B. Oppenheimer, E. Mamajek, A. Kraus, E. Rice, M. Ireland, T. David, L. Hillenbrand, G. Vasisht, E. Cady, D. Brenner, A. Veicht, R. Nilsson, N. Zimmerman, I. Parry, C. Beichman, R. Dekany, J. Roberts, L. Roberts, C. Baranec, J. Crepp, R. Burruss, K. Wallace, D. King, C. Zhai, T. Lockhart, M. Shao, R. Soummer, A. Sivaramakrishnan & L. Wilson
The Astrophysical Journal, 779, 153, 2013.

Millions of Multiples: Detecting and Characterizing Close-Separation Binary Systems in Synoptic Sky Surveys
E. Terziev, N. Law, I. Arcavi, C. Baranec, J. Bloom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chorida, H. Das, R. Dekany, A. Kraus, S. Kulkarni, P. Nugent, E. Ofek, S. Punnadi, A. N. Ramaprakash, R. Riddle & S. Tendulkar
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 206, 18, 2013.

Characterizing the Cool KOIs V. KOI-256: A Mutually eclipsing Post-common Envelope Binary
P. Muirhead, A. Vanderburg, A. Shporer, J. Becker, J. Swift, J. Lloyd, J. Fuller, M. Zhao, S. Hinkley, J. S. Pineda, M. Bottom, A. Howard, K. von Braun, T. Boyajian, N. Law, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S, Punnadi & J. A. Johnson
The Astrophysical Journal, 767, 111, 2013.

Reconnaissance of the HR8799 Exosolar System I: Near IR Spectroscopy
B. Oppenheimer, C. Baranec, C. Beichman, D. Brenner, R. Burruss, E. Cady, J. Crepp, R. Dekany, R. Fergus, D. Hale, L. Hillenbrand, S. Hinkley, D. Hogg, D. King, E. Ligon, T. Lockhart, R. Nilsson, I. Parry, L. Pueyo, E. Rice, J. Roberts, L. Roberts, M. Shao, A. Sivaramakrishnan, R. Soummer, G. Vasisht, F. Vescelus, K. Wallace, C. Zhai & N. Zimmerman
The Astrophysical Journal, 768, 24, 2013.