Kim Katris McLeod

(on the left; a more recent picture is here)

Life history, in reverse

Other interests

 



Professor of Astronomy
Whitin Observatory, Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781)283-2709
kmcleod-(at)-wellesley.edu

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Team 24 (local)

Current research interests

  • Exoplanet transit measurements with our campus 24" telescope.  My students and I are collaborators on the very neat KELT project.  Here are the KELT-4bKELT-6b,  KELT-7b, and  KELT-8b  discovery papers I'm on.  [Not up to date--there are more now including KELT-18b on which I'm not just an 'et al.'!]

  • Near Earth Objects (NEOs).  Here's a 2015 Planetary and Space Science paper that quantifies why we need to act quickly after discovery if we want to measure NEO properties.

Past research interests -- Complete pub list from ADS 

Former undergraduate research students
(in rough chronological order)

Rob Simcoe  Alice Shapley  Carrie Ryan  Sonya Rhee  Erin Condy  Alceste Bonanos  Carie Cardamone   Lindsey Deremer  Naomi Goldenson  Frannie D'Arcanegelo   Melissa Rice  Emily Bowsher  Rebecca Stol l Shelby Kimmel  Talia Sepersky  Amanda Zangari  Erin Martell  Allyson Youngblood Jaclyn Payne  Steven Mohammed  Ijeoma Ekeh   Matt Grossman   Lynn Geiger   Helen Ressler  Kerry Klemmer  Amy Tulay Guth  Kirsten Blancato  Anna Payne  Kerrin Arnold  Ashley Iguina  Rose Gibson   Anicia Arredondo  Ale Escamilla  Elif Samanci  Derrick Carr  Jenny Gubner  Casey Melton