Dr. Gerard van Belle

PhD, 1996, University of Wyoming

Dr. Gerard van Belle’s research concentrates on the fundamental properties of stars — masses, linear radii, and temperatures. These parameters tell us about the internal structure and evolution of stars, which in turn is essential in understanding the plethora of new planets being discovered around nearby stars. He has also applied his interests in the highest-resolution, highest-precision, astronomical techniques to detect such planets and map the surfaces of stars.

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