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  • Hide and seek : radial-velocity searches for planets around active stars 

    Haywood, Raphaëlle D. (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    The detection of low-mass extra-solar planets through radial-velocity searches is currently limited by the intrinsic magnetic activity of the host stars. The correlated noise that arises from their natural radial-velocity ...
  • Searching for transiting extra-solar planets at optical and radio wavelengths 

    Smith, Alexis Michael Sheridan (University of St Andrews, 2009-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis is concerned with various aspects of the detection and characterisation of transiting extra-solar planets. The noise properties of photometric data from SuperWASP, a wide-field survey instrument designed to ...
  • Wide angle search for extrasolar planets by the transit method 

    Alsubai, Khalid (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-24) - Thesis
    The transit method is considered to be one of the most promising for discovering extrasolar planets. However, the method requires photometric precision of better than ∼ 1%. If we are able to achieve this kind of accuracy, ...