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Ben Cooke

I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick working with my supervisor, Prof. Don Pollacco.

My research focusses on the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets via the transit method. I am currently involved in using data from the SuperWASP mission in preparation for TESS which launched 18 April 2018 and is shortly to begin data collection. From there I will primarily focus on monotransits, exoplanets which transit their host star just once during our observations. These planets are less well constrained and require careful follow-up to confirm.

Publications

First author
  • Single site observations of TESS single transit detections - Benjamin F Cooke, Don Pollacco, Richard West et al. (A&A 2018)
Co-author
  • The masses of retired A stars with asteroseismology: Kepler and K2 observations of exoplanet hosts - Thomas SH North, Tiago L Campante, Andrea Miglio et al. (inc. Benjamin F Cooke) (MNRAS 2017)

  • Weighing in on the masses of retired A stars with asteroseismology: K2 observations of the exoplanet-host star HD 212771 - Tiago L Campante, Dimitri Veras, Thomas SH North et al. (inc. Benjamin F Cooke) (MNRAS 2017)

  • NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf - Liam Raynard, Michael R Goad, Edward Gillen et al. (inc. Benjamin F Cooke) (MNRAS 2018)

  • Unmasking the hidden NGTS-3Ab: a hot Jupiter in an unresolved binary system - Maximilian N G√ľnther, Didier Queloz, Edward Gillen et al. (inc. Benjamin F Cooke) (MNRAS 2018)

  • NGTS-4b: A sub-Neptune Transiting in the Desert - Richard G West, Edward Gillen, Daniel Bayliss et al. (inc. Benjamin F Cooke) (MNRAS 2018)

Write to:

Ben Cooke,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL
UK
 

Contact details:

E-Mail: B.Cooke@warwick.ac.uk