Elizabeth Young

Assistant Professor of Physics
(901) 843-3915

Elizabeth Young joined the physics department at Rhodes in 2013.  Her research combines the theory, design, and manufacture of optical devices necessary for detecting exoplanets (planets orbiting a star that is not our Sun). 

Learn more about Dr. Young's research here.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

EJ Young, NJ Kasdin, A Carlotti, M Littman, and MC Noecker, Speckle identification to assist the direct detection of exoplanets. In Proceedings of SPIE 8151, volume Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V., 2011

A Carlotti, NJ Kasdin, F Martinache, RJ Vanderbei, EJ Young, G Che, TD Groff, and O Guyon, Fully Optimized shaped pupils: preparation for a test at the Subaru telescope, In Proceedings of SPIE 8442, 2012

EJ Young, NJ Kasdin, and A Carlotti, Planet Detection Algorithm using Multiple Images with Independent Speckle Patterns, AAS Meeting #219, #155.03, 2012

EJ Young, NJ Kasdin, and A Carlotti, Image analysis with speckles altered by a deformable mirror, In SPIE Optical Engineering and Applications, , In Proceedings of SPIE 8864, 2013

 

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Dartmouth College

B.A. in Physics and Astronomy (High Honors), Smith College