Kaloyan Penev joined the UTD faculty as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 2017. His research interests include:
- Extrasolar planet detection and orbital dynamics
- Searching for transiting extrasolar planets using small robotic telescopes
- High precision photometry from space and from the ground
- Orbital dynamics of extrasolar planetary systems
- Astrophysical probes of tidal dissipation in giant planets and low mass stars
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HATS-39b, HATS-40b, HATS-41b, and HATS-42b: Three Inflated Hot Jupiters and a Super-Jupiter Transiting F Stars We report the discovery of four transiting hot Jupiters from the HATSouth survey: HATS39b, HATS-40b, HATS-41b, and HATS-42b. These discoveries add to the growing number of transiting planets orbiting moderately bright (12.5 ...
HAT-TR-318-007: A Double-Lined M Dwarf Binary with Total Secondary Eclipses Discovered by HATNet and Observed by K2 We report the discovery by the HATNet survey of HAT-TR-318-007, a P = 3.34395390 ± 0.00000020 day period detached double-lined M dwarf binary with total secondary eclipses. We combine radial velocity (RV) measurements from ...
(IOP Publishing Ltd, 2018-11-05)We present the discovery of the giant planet KELT-19Ab, which transits the moderately bright (V similar to 9.9) A8V star TYC 764-1494-1 with an orbital period of 4.61 days. We confirm the planetary nature of the companion ...