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Dr. Joseph Carson
Associate Professor
Office: 212 JCL
Phone: (843) 953-3643

Email: carsonjc@cofc.edu

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Joe Carson
                                                           


- Research -

You may click on the images below to see more information on individual research projects.



Current Research Team

Elyana Crowder (SURF Fellow, MAYS Fellow):   A Novel 3D Imaging Technique for Cancer Diagnoses

Lennart Langouche:   A Fiber-Based Liquid Lens Endoscope

Jerson Huerfano:   Exoplanet Imaging with the Hubble Space Telescope

Vianny Estrada:   Spectroscopic Monitoring of Young Stars with Circumstellar Disks, to Investigate the Impact of Stellar Activity on Planet Formation and Evolution

Rafael Hurtado:   Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey


Research Group Summer 2015
Research Team -- Fall 2016
Left to right: Me, Adam Fletcher, Wendell Roberson, Elyana Crowder, and David Melnick.





Current Projects


Super-Jupiter Discovery

Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Planets and Circumstellar Disks with Large Ground-Based Telescopes

I work as a part of several observational surveys that use infrared adaptive optics imaging, on telescopes such as the Subaru 8-meter in Hawaii and VLT 8-meter in Chile, to search nearby stars for orbiting extrasolar planets and circumstellar disks.




Spitzer Space Telescope  Hubble in Orbit 
Planet and Disk Imaging with the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes
I work as a member of multiple observational surveys that use awarded observations on the
Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope to image extrasolar planets and circumstellar disks.




3D Medical Imaging
3D Medical Imaging
I and collaborators work on novel techniques for single-snapshot 3D imaging, for the purposes of clnical imaging of cancer growths in resource limited settings.




Past Team Members
David Melnick (NASA USRF Fellow, SURF Fellow, MAYS Fellow):  Exoplanet Imaging with the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes
Wendell Roberson:   Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey

Adam Fletcher:   Exoplanet Imaging with the Hubble Space Telescope
Ariane McKiernan (HHMI Fellow):  A Novel 3D Imaging Technique for Cancer Diagnoses
Hannah Wilson (SURF Fellow, AYRA Recipient):  A Novel 3D Imaging Technique for Cancer Diagnoses
Clay Gardner:  Imaging Exoplanets and Disks with the Hubble Space Telescope
Jameson Sanders (HHMI Fellow):  Imaging Exoplanets and Disks with the Hubble Space Telescope
Laura Stevens (NASA USRF Fellow):  
Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey
Benjamin Wilson (Boeing Scholar, MAYS Fellow):  Imaging Exoplanets and Disks with the Hubble Space Telescope
Nathan Gunzenhauser:  
Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey
Zachary Griggs:  Imaging Exoplanets and Disks with the Hubble Space Telescope
Kellen Lawson (MAYS Fellow, SURF Fellow):
 Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey
David McDaniel: A Novel 3D Imaging Technique for Cancer Diagnoses

Brittany Yeager: Imaging Exoplanets and Disks with the Hubble Space Telescope

Kara Perrino: The Hubble Exoplanet Classroom

Kevin Gainey (Boeing Scholar):
 Brown Dwarfs Around Radial Velocity Planet System
Thea Kozakis (MAYS Fellow, SURF Fellow):  Searching for Exoplanets and Disks with Hubble Space Telescope Imaging
David Ruwadi: The Hubble Exoplanet Classroom
J. Alex Greene: Brown Dwarfs Around Radial Velocity Planet Systems
Jesica Trucks:  Monte Carlo Orbital Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey
Andrei Zorilescu:  Lucky Imaging with the College of Charleston Observatory
Palmer Wong:  Exoplanet Studies with the Subaru SEEDS Survey
John Bent:  Brown Dwarfs Around Radial Velocity Planet Systems
Carolin Schnupp: Brown Dwarfs Around Radial Velocity Planet Systems
Michael Blaschak: An Adaptive Optics Survey of Sub-stellar Companions to TPF Candidate Targets
Gregorio Villar: An Adaptive Optics Survey of Sub-stellar Companions to TPF Candidate Targets
Kyle Hiner: A Distance-Limited Imaging Survey of Sub-Stellar Companions to Solar Neighborhood Stars
Lilit Abramyan: Palomar Hale Telescope Adaptive Optics Instrumentation
Jeffrey Smith (JPlus Scholar): A Monte Carlo Population Study of Wide Separation Brown Dwarf Companions to Main Sequence Stars




Funding:  my 2017 research has been funded by the Fulbright Scholar Program and Pensievision C-Corp.


College of Charleston, Department of Physics & Astronomy,  9 Liberty St., Charleston, SC 29424
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May 2017