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Christoph Baranec

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Photograph of Christoph Baranec

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Assistant Professor

Ph. D., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2007
B. S., Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 2001

Brief biography


Optical Sciences
Adaptive Optics


Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2014-2016.

Selected Recent Publications

Robo-AO Kepler Asteroseismic Survey. I. Adaptive optics imaging of 99 asteroseismic Kepler dwarfs and subgiants
J. Schonhut-Stasik, C. Baranec, D. Huber, C. Ziegler, D. Atkinson, E. Gaidos, N. Law, R. Riddle, J. Hagelberg, N. van der Marel, and K. Hodapp
The Astronomical Journal, in submission, 2017.

The Rapid Transient Surveyor
C. Baranec, J. Lu, S. Wright, J. Tonry, R. B. Tully, I. Szapudi, M. Takamiya, L. Hunter, R. Riddle, S. Chen & M. Chun
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems V, 9909, 9909-0F, 2016.

Robo-AO Kepler Planetary Candidate Survey III: Adaptive Optics Imaging of 1629 Kepler Exoplanet Candidate Host Stars
C. Ziegler, N. Law, T. Morton, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, D. Atkinson, A. Baker, S. Roberts & D. Ciardi
The Astronomical Journal, 153, 66, 2017.

Robo-AO Kitt Peak: Status of the system and optimizing the sensitivity of a sub-electron readnoise IR camera to detect low-mass companions
M. Salama, C. Baranec, R. Jensen-Clem, R. Riddle, D. Duev, S. Kulkarni & N. Law
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems V, 9909, 9909-1A 2016.

Probability of physical association of 104 blended companions to Kepler objects of interest using visible and near-infrared adaptive optics photometry
D. Atkinson, C. Baranec, C. Ziegler, N. Law, R. Riddle & T. Morton
The Astronomical Journal, 153, 25, 2017.

Robo-AO Kepler Planetary Candidate Survey II: Adaptive optics imaging of 969 Kepler exoplanet candidate host stars
C. Baranec, C. Ziegler, N. Law, T. Morton, R. Riddle, D. Atkinson, J. Schonhut & J. Crepp
The Astronomical Journal, 152, 18, 2016.

High-speed imaging and wavefront sensing with an infrared avalanche photodiode array
C. Baranec, D. Atkinson, R. Riddle, D. Hall, S. Jacobson, N. Law & M. Chun
The Astrophysical Journal, 809, 70, 2015.

High-efficiency autonomous laser adaptive optics
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni & S. Punnadi
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 790, L8, 2014.


Robo-AO, Uranus