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Pablo Anibal Peña Rojas

PhD candidate

Academic degree

Licenciado en Ciencias, mención en Astronomía (Diploma/Bachelor), Universidad de Chile

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Pablo Peña Rojas, with a knack for statistics and programming, works on extrasolar planet detection. Nowadays, for his Ph.D. thesis he works with James Jenkins to discover and characterise Jupiter analogs in metal-rich stars to statistically determine the fraction of giant planets beyond ~3AU from their host stars, placing strong constrains on gas giant formation and evolution models in this regime, through radial velocity and astrometry joint models, properly bridging the gap between RVs and Direct Imaging observations.