Nicole Arulanantham

I'm working with Kevin France to look for evidence of star-planet interaction. There appears to be a correlation between the strengths of high-temperature UV emission lines in the host star spectrum and the ratio of mass to semi-major axis of the most massive planet in the system. The sample in which this correlation was detected only contained 11 low-mass stars, so we're expanding the survey to see if the results hold for a larger selection of systems.