Philip Muirhead

Professor of Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Muirhead is engaged in a number of research programs aimed at understanding the variety of extrasolar planets orbiting low-mass stars. He is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Boston University and the Principle Investigator of the Low-mass Start Group at Boston University.

Group members lead surveys on a variety of telescopes to investigate properties of low-mass stars and their orbiting planets: space-based telescopes, large ground-based telescopes for spectroscopy and moderate-aperture telescopes for precise photometry.

His research areas include: fundamental properties of low-mass stars, statistics and characteristics of exoplanets, stars and stellar evolution, and novel astronomical instrumentation.