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Enhancing the Detection of Exoplanets in direct images.

MACSI at the department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick invites you to a seminar

Date                Friday 9th November 2018, 16:00

Room:             A2-002

Speaker:         Dr Nicholas Devaney (School of Physics, N.U.I., Galway).

Title:               Enhancing the Detection of Exoplanets in direct images.

Abstract: Over 2000 planets have now been detected around stars other than our sun, and the number is likely to increase dramatically in coming years. However, the vast majority of detections are indirect as directly detecting exoplanets in images is extremely challenging. I will explain this challenge, and describe approaches to post-processing which we have developed to optimise the detection rate for exoplanets, as well as improve brightness estimates. These estimates (especially as a function of wavelength) are fundamental to understanding the nature of the detected exoplanets.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please direct them to Romina Gaburro (061 2131930, email  and Clifford Nolan (061 202766),

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland funding, MACSI - the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (, centred at the University of Limerick, is dedicated to the mathematical modelling and solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry in Ireland.