Elise Furlan  

Research Assistant at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute,
Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Caltech,
Pasadena, CA, USA

Welcome to my home page! I am currently a research assistant at the NASA Exoplanet Science Insitute, working on the Kepler Follow-Up Observation Program. We are coodinating and carrying out some of the follow-up observations of Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs), many of which extrasolar planet candidates discovered by the Kepler space telescope. As for my background, I have many years of experience studying young stars and their circumstellar material, mainly at infrared wavelengths; it is in these protoplanetary disks that planets are thought to form.
I have been in Los Angeles since February 2006, and it looks like it will be my home for several years (maybe decades?) to come...
   Los Angeles panorama

Here are some links where you can find information about me:
Hibiscus Palos Verdes Beach Park

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Last modified: May 31, 2016