About Me

Sharon Xuesong Wang

I am currently a Carnegie Fellow in Astronomy and Planetary Science at Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC.

I work on detection of exoplanets using precise radial velocities (RVs). My current research focuses on improving the RV precision, through:

  • better understanding of stellar activity and jitter (PI for the RVxK2 and RVxTESS projects);
  • better treatment of telluric contamination (team lead for the EarthFinder tellurics study);
  • better data analysis techniques (team member of NEID and MINERVA).

I’m also a Co-I for a southern hemisphere TESS follow-up program using Magellan/PFS.