Adam L. Kraus

UPDATE: Read the official press release about LkCa 15 b, the young protoplanet caught at formation!

I am currently a Hubble fellow at the Institute for Astronomy. Before this, I received my PhD at Caltech, and did my undergraduate work at the University of Kansas. My CV can be downloaded here, and my publications list can be found in my CV or at NASA ADS.

My primary research interest is in star and planet formation; I use high-resolution imaging to study young exoplanets as they form, as well as using both this and other techniques to study the overall processes of star formation that set the stage for planet formation.

My other research interests include the fundamental properties of stars (masses, radii, and ages), the membership and properties of nearby star clusters and associations, and datamining of large surveys to search for rare classes of stars (such as hypervelocity stars).

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