Z'-Band Atmosphere Analysis of Wasp-50 B

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physics and Astronomy

Date of Award

Summer 2015


The study of exoplanets is the window into learning about planetary system formation. Until we were able to find and study these exoplanets our only insight into what a planetary system looks like was our own, a very small data set. Now that we have been able to explore distant planetary systems with new techniques and more powerful telescopes we know planetary systems come in many different forms, and while our system is not unique we are quickly learning that there is no limit to nature???s variety and complexity when it comes to the forms of planetary systems. Here I will be furthering the study of Hot Jupiters by looking at several physical properties including the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-50 b, specifically with sub-meter telescopes that are easier to get time on.


Kurtis Williams

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics