Dr Gibson is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on the discovery and characterisation of extra-solar planets, i.e. planets that orbit stars other than our Sun.
In particular he is interested in the study of transiting exoplanet atmospheres. He was previously a research fellow and fellow support astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, and before that a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Oxford.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres using transmission spectroscopy
- High-resolution doppler spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres
PhD title: High-resolution Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres
Name: Stephanie Merritt
Years of Study: 2016 - present
PhD title: Ground-based Spectrophotometry of Exoplanet Atmospheres
Name: Jamie Wilson
Years of Study: 2017 - present