Detection of Extra-solar Planets via High Amplification Microlensing Events

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dc.contributor.author Rattenbury, Nicholas James en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-20T08:07:58Z en
dc.date.available 2007-07-20T08:07:58Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier THESIS 04-030 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Physics)--University of Auckland, 2003 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1022 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The subject of this thesis is the detection of extra-solar planets via gravitational microlensing events of high amplification. An introduction to gravitational lensing and microlensing is presented and followed by theoretical investigations into the nature of planetary microlensing. The MOA collaboration operations and research facilities are described. An analysis of three microlensing events is presented. The first contains evidence for an Earth-mass planet. The second shows the effect of parallax and allowed an estimation of the lens star mass. The third event was a high amplification binary star lens event, which allowed a detailed profile of the source star to be made. The development of the analysis procedures and their implementation on a cluster computer are described. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99119872714002091 en
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dc.title Detection of Extra-solar Planets via High Amplification Microlensing Events en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
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