Diana Juncher

PhD student at the Niels Bohr Institute


Øster Voldgade 3-5, 2. floor, room 448
2100 Copenhagen


Research projects:
M-dwarfs are very attractive targets when searching for Earth-like exoplanets in the habitable zone - they are very common, they are realatively small, and their habitable zone is relatively large. The main goal of my PhD is to improve the way the stellar atmosphere code MARCS models late-type M-dwarfs. I will do this partly by updating the atomic and molecular data and including new molecular data and partly by merging it with the program DRIFT that models dust formation. Better modelling of M-dwarfs will allow a better classifiction of these and thus also of their exoplanets.

I also do observations for MiNDSTep at the Danish 1.5 meter telescope in Chile, and the Kepler Follow-up Observation Program and HATNet at the Nordic Optical Telescope at La Palma.