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Peter McCullough

Peter McCullough

 

Dr. Peter R. McCullough received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina and graduated with a Ph.D. in astronomy from UC Berkeley in 1993.  He was a Hubble Fellow at the University of Illinois from 1993 - 1995. During his tenure as a Hubble Fellow and during the first few years of his Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Illinois, Peter McCullough contributed to the concept design and initial implementation of components in the Mt. Wilson adaptive optics system. He is now an AURA research scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. He also leads the XO Mark 1 Robotic Survey that used ground-based telescopes in Hawaii to search for Jovian (Jupiter-like) planets transiting very bright stars, the long term goal of which is to find and study Transiting Hot Jupiters (THJs).