My research is divided into two areas: the first is offical research with Gibor Basri of the UC Berkeley Astronomy department
for the Kepler project (ended 05-2008);
the second is some personal research into sauropod biomechanics, focusing on that of diplodocids.
The Kepler project work done at Berkeley revolves around stellar microvaribility; the idea being if you have good stellar models you can better get noise from distant stars to have a higher confidence level in planet detection.
The sauropod biomechanics is essentially a quantitative approach to predict the size of the animals from only a few parameters from the cervical vertebrae. The latest version of the paper has been submitted to the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. A current preprint is available online here.
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