Dr. Daniel J. Stevens

Dr. Dan Stevens, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Minnesota Duluth, is UMD’s representative to the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium. His research group uses ground- and space-based observations to characterize eclipsing binary stars and transiting exoplanets to high precision and accuracy, using them to study open problems in exoplanetary, stellar, and galactic astrophysics.

Dr. Stevens leads the eclipsing binary investigations for the KELT transiting exoplanet survey. He is also a member of the science teams for the Landolt and MISHAPS collaborations, as well as the NEID science team and the TESS Single Transit Planet Candidate Working Group. Dr. Stevens previously led the data reduction and exoplanet-candidate vetting efforts for KELT-North.

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