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Robert C. Morehead

Observatory Director
Preston Gott Observatory
Texas Tech University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Box 41051
Lubbock, TX 79409-1051
Phone: (806) 834-7940

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About Me

My research interests are in exoplanets. I am interested in using simulation-based statistical methods, like approximate Bayesian computation, to understand the orbital architectures of exoplanets populations discovered with space-based transit surveys such as Kepler and the upcoming TESS mission.

As the director of the Preston Gott Observatory, I am also interested in using small telescopes for photometric follow-up of targets from both ground and space-based exoplanet transit surveys.

I completed my Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, where I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and was affiliated with the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds. In 2009, I received a B.S. in Astrophysics from Columbia University and an M.S. in Astronomy from The University of Florida in 2011.