Steven S Vogt

TitleProfessor/Astronomer,
Astronomy & Astrophysics
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentPBSci-Astronomy & Astrophysics Dept,
UC Observatories
Phone831-459-2151
Email,
Web Site Web Page
OfficeISB 343
Campus Mail StopUCO / Lick Observatory
Steven S Vogt

Research Interests

My current research is focussed on the detection and characterization of planets around nearby stars. This work involves using high resolution spectroscopy on large telescopes to obtain meter/second precision radial velocities, through which planets can be detected, sensing the reflex barycentric motion of their host star. I also do a lot if instrumentation development in support of this research. I am in the latter stages of commissioning a 2.4-m Automated Planet Finder telescope atop Mt. Hamilton, and am also working on an early-light spectrometer called MTHR for the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

Biography, Education and Training

A.B., Physics, U.C. Berkeley, 1972
A.B., Astronomy, U.C. Berkeley, 1972
M.S., Astronomy, U. of Texas at Austin, 1976
Ph.D., Astronomy, U. of Texas at Austin, 1978