Nora Eisner joined the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics as a Flatiron Research Fellow in August 2022. Her work primarily focuses on the detection and characterization of exoplanets with the help of citizen science. In addition to being the project leader of the Planet Hunters TESS, Eisner develops data analysis tools designed to aid in the detection and verification of planetary and stellar signals in the TESS data.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Eisner completed her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, and her Master’s degree in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield. As part of the Astronomical Data group, she will continue to harness the power of citizen science to aid in the search for planets around evolved stars, in order to address questions regarding the evolution of planets beyond the main sequence.