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University of Michigan Department of Astronomy1029 Dennison Building500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Office Location(s): 1049 Dennison
BS, Mathematics and Physics, University of Alabama, Huntsville | Advisor: Mario Mateo
Jeb Bailey is presently involved in the design and construction of the Michigan Magellan Fiber System (M2FS). Once complete, Jeb will use M2FS to study the ages and chemical compositions of a few nearby open clusters and to survey the clusters for a class of exoplanets sometimes referred to as “Hot Jupiters” – gas giant planets orbiting close to their star. M2FS will give Jeb the ability to measure precision line-of-sight velocities, determined using telluric absorption features as a wavelength reference. Jeb hopes to provide new statistical constraints on the formation and migration of planets and offer some insight into the chemical evolution of nearby open stellar clusters.
830 Dennison500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI