Tabetha Boyajian   Boyajian

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy         

Ph.D., 2009 - Georgia State University

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
261-A Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
(225) 578-1161-Office

boyajian@lsu.edu

 

Research Interests

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Fundamental properties of stars: diameters, temperatures, exoplanet detection and characterization, Optical/IR interferometry, stellar spectroscopy (radial velocities, abundances, activity), absolute spectrophotometry, binary stars, astrometry, stellar ages and evolution, stellar activity and rotation, asteroseismology. 

Current & Selected Publications

  • Boyajian, T. S.; LaCourse, D. M.; Rappaport, S. A.; Fabrycky, D.; Fischer, D. A.; Gandolfi, D.; Kennedy, G. M.; Liu, M. C.; Moor, A.; Olah, K.; Vida, K.; Wyatt, M. C.; Best, W. M. J.; Ciesla, F.; Csak, B.; Dupuy, T. J.; Handler, G.; Heng, K.; Korhonen, H.; Kovacs, J. Kozakis, T.; Kriskovics, L.; Schmitt, J. R.; Szabo, Gy.; Szabo, R.; Wang, J.; Goodman, S.; Hoekstra, A.; Jek, K. J. “Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 – Where’s the Flux?”, Submitted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Sep 2015, (arXiv:1509.03622)

  • Boyajian, Tabetha; von Braun, Kaspar; Feiden, Gregory A.; Huber, Daniel; Basu, Sarbani; Demarque, Pierre; Fischer, Debra A.; Schaefer, Gail; Mann, Andrew W.; White, Timothy R.; Maestro, Vicente; Brewer, John; Lamell, C. Brooke; Spada, Federico; López-Morales, Mercedes; Ireland, Michael; Farrington, Chris; van Belle, Gerard T.; Kane, Stephen R.; Jones, Jeremy; ten Brummelaar, Theo A.; Ciardi, David R.; McAlister, Harold A.; Ridgway, Stephen; Goldfinger, P. J.; Turner, Nils H.; Sturmann, Laszlo “Stellar Diameters and Temperatures VI. High angular resolution measurements of the transiting exoplanet host stars HD 189733 and HD 209458 and implications for models of cool dwarfs”, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447, 850

  • Boyajian, Tabetha S.; van Belle, Gerard; von Braun, Kaspar “Stellar Diameters and Temperatures IV. Predicting Stellar Angular Diameters”, 2014, The Astronomical Journal, 147, 47

  • Boyajian, Tabetha S., von Braun, Kaspar, van Belle, Gerard, Farrington, Chris, Schaefer, Gail, Jones, Jeremy, White, Russel, McAlister, Harold A., ten Brummelaar, Theo A., Ridgway, Stephen, Gies, Douglas, Sturmann, Laszlo, Sturmann, Judit, Turner, Nils H., Goldfinger, P. J. “Stellar Diameters and Temperatures III. Additional high-precision measurements and empirical relations”, 2013, The Astrophysical Journal, 771, 40

  • Boyajian, Tabetha S., von Braun, Kaspar, van Belle, Gerard, McAlister, Harold A., ten Brummelaar, Theo A., Kane, Stephen R., Muirhead, Philip S., Jones, Jeremy, White, Russel, Schaefer, Gail, Ciardi, David, Henry, Todd, López-Morales, Mercedes, Ridgway, Stephen, Gies, Douglas, Jao, Wei-Chun, Rojas-Ayala, Bárbara, Parks, J. Robert, Sturmann, Laszlo, Sturmann, Judit, Turner, Nils H., Farrington, Chris, Goldfinger, P. J., Berger, David H. “Stellar Diameters and Temperatures II. Main Sequence K & M Stars”, 2012, The Astrophysical Journal, 757, 112

  • Boyajian, Tabetha S., McAlister, Harold A., van Belle, Gerard, Gies, Douglas R., ten Brummelaar, Theo A., von Braun, Kaspar, Farrington, Chris, Goldfinger, P.J., O’Brien, David, Parks, J. Robert, Richardson, Noel D., Ridgway, Stephen, Schaefer, Gail, Sturmann, Laszlo, Sturmann, Judit, Touhami, Yamina, Turner, Nils H., White, Russel “Stellar Diameters and Temperatures. I. Main-sequence A, F, and G Stars”, 2012, The Astrophysical Journal, 746, 101

  • Boyajian, T. S., McAlister, H. A., Cantrell, J. R., Gies, D. R., ten Brummelaar, T. A., Farrington, C., Goldfinger, P. J., Sturmann, L., Sturmann, J., Turner, N. H., Ridgway, S. “Angular Diameters of Hyades Giants with the CHARA Array”, 2009, The Astrophysical Journal, 691, 1243

  • Boyajian, T. S., Mc Alister, H. A., Baines, E. K., Gies, D. R., Henry, T., Jao, W., O’Brien, D., Raghavan, D., Touhami, T., ten Brummelaar, T. A., Farrington, C., Goldfinger, P. J., Sturmann, L., Sturmann, J., Turner, N., H., & Ridgway, S. “Angular Diameters of the G Subdwarf μ Cassiopeiae A and the K Dwarfs σ Draconis and HR 511 from Interferometric Measurements with the CHARA Array”, 2008, The Astrophysical Journal, 683, 424
  • Boyajian, T. S., Gies, D. R., Dunn, J. P., Farrington, C. D., Grundstrom, E. D, Huang, W., McSwain, M. V., Williams, S. J., Wingert, D. W., Fullerton, A. W., & Bolton, C. T. “The Long-Period, Massive Binaries HD 37366 and HD 54662: Potential Targets for Long-Baseline Optical Interferometry”, 2007, The Astrophysical Journal, 664, 1121

  • Boyajian, T. S., Gies, D. R., Baines, E. K., Barai, P., Grundstrom, E. D., McSwain, M.V., Parks, J. R., Riddle, R. L., Ryle, W. T., & Wingert, D.W. “Radial Velocities of Six OB Stars”, 2007, The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 119, 742

  • Boyajian, T. S., Gies, D. R., Helsel, M. E., Kaye, A. B., McSwain, M. V., Riddle, R. L., & Wingert, D. W. “The B-Supergiant Components of the Double-Lined Binary HD1383”, 2006, The Astrophysical Journal, 646, 1209

  • Boyajian, T. S., Beaulieu, T. D., Gies, D. R., Grundstrom, E., Huang, W., McSwain, M. V., Riddle, R. L., Wingert, D. W., & De Becker, M. “The Massive Runaway Stars HD14633 and HD15137”, 2005, The Astrophysical Journal, 621, 978