Erik A. Petigura

Assistant Professor, Astronomy & Astrophysics


Professor Erik Petigura joined the Astronomy and Astrophysics Division in July 2019. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, Petigura was a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech. His main research interests are the discovery and characterization of extrasolar planets, using ground- and space-based telescopes.

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Telescopes with sky and clouds Research Brief / Innovation

Maximizing Capacity Utilization of Unique Equipment

An algorithm to reduce telescope repositioning time boosts productivity between 10% and 25%