About Me

Sharon Xuesong WangI am currently a Carnegie Fellow in Astronomy and Planetary Science at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, CA, USA.

I work on detection and characterization 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 (the Magellan TESS Survey, or MTS).