Dr Vincent Van Eylen
Associate Professor in Exoplanets
Dept of Space & Climate Physics
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2019
My research focuses on the characterization of exoplanets and their host stars, to learn about planet formation and evolution as well as the architecture of planetary systems. I do so by analyzing space-based photometry to investigate planet transits, characterizing planet host stars through e.g. asteroseismology, and acquiring further sources of data where needed.
I am a Belgian astronomer and Associate Professor in Exoplanets at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London. Before joining UCL I was a Henry Norris Russell Fellow at Princeton University and a Jan Hendrik Oort Fellow at the Sterrewacht at Leiden University in The Netherlands. I received a PhD in Physics from Aarhus University in Denmark, where I worked at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, and was a visiting graduate student at MIT.