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Tiffany Meshkat

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, Leiden University, (2015)
  • M.S., Astronomy, Leiden University, (2011)
  • B.S., Astrophysics, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), (2009)

Research Interests
  • High-contrast imaging of extra-solar planets
  • Image processing algorithms
  • Debris disks and gap formation

Professional Experience
  • JPL/Caltech Exoplanet Postdoctoral Scholar (2015 – Present)
  • Graduate researcher, Leiden University, (2009-2015)
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Kitt Peak National Observatory (2008)

Selected Awards
  • Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (2009-2011)
  • Charles Geoffrey Hilton Excellence in Astronomy Award, UCLA (2009)

Selected Publications
  1. Meshkat, T., Kenworthy, M. A., Reggiani, M., Quanz, S. P., Mamajek, E. E., Meyer, M. R., 2015c, MNRAS, 453, 2533M, "Searching for gas giant planets on Solar system scales - a NACO/APP L'-band survey of A- and F-type main-sequence stars".
  2. Meshkat, T., Bonnefoy, M., Mamajek, E. E., Quanz, S. P., Chauvin, G., Kenworthy, M. A., Rameau, J., Meyer, M. R., Lagrange, A.-M., Lannier, J., Delorme, P., 2015b, MNRAS, 453, 2378M, "Discovery of a low-mass companion to the F7V star HD 984".
  3. Meshkat, T., Bailey, V. P., Su, K. Y. L., Kenworthy, M. A., Mamajek, E. E., Hinz, P. M., Smith, P. S., 2015a, ApJ, 800, 5M, "Searching for Planets in Holey Debris Disks with the Apodizing Phase Plate".
  4. Meshkat, T., Kenworthy, M. A., Quanz, S. P., Amara, A., 2014, ApJ, 780, 17M, "Optimized Principal Component Analysis on Coronagraphic Images of the Fomalhaut System".
  5. Bailey, V., Meshkat, T., et al., 2014, ApJL, 780, 4B, "HD 106906 b: A planetary-mass companion outside a massive debris disk".
  6. Rameau, J., Chauvin, G; Lagrange, A.-M., Meshkat, T., Boccaletti, A., Quanz, S. P., Currie, T., Mawet, D., Girard, J. H., Bonnefoy, M., Kenworthy, M., 2013 ApJL, 779, 26R, "Confirmation of the Planet around HD 95086 by Direct Imaging".
  7. Meshkat, T., Bailey, V., Rameau, J., Bonnefoy, M., Boccaletti, A., Mamajek, E. E., Kenworthy, M., Chauvin, G., Lagrange, A.-M., Su, K. Y. L., Currie, T., 2013, ApJL, 775, L40, "Further Evidence of the Planetary Nature of HD 95086 b from Gemini/NICI H-band Data".

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