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David Armstrong

My research focuses on exoplanets, eclipsing binaries and variable stars, particularly those observed by the Kepler and K2 telescopes. I work on population statistics of circumbinary planets, as well as methods for detecting them in photometric surveys. My other interests include studying the habitability of known exoplanets, and planet detection and characterisation using the Kepler, K2, WASP and future surveys.

Outside the area of planets, I have an interest in the extraction and utilisation of high-precision photometric data, as well as applying machine learning techniques for astrophysical problems. Recently this has included creating fast detection and classification tools for eclipsing binaries and variable stars in the K2 survey.

Refereed First-Author Publications

Armstrong et al 2016b, "K2 Variable Catalogue II: Machine Learning Classification of Variable Stars and Eclipsing Binaries in K2 Fields 0-4"

Armstrong et al 2016, "The host stars of Kepler's habitable exoplanets: superflares, rotation and activity"

Armstrong et al 2015b, "One of the closest exoplanet pairs to the 3:2 mean motion resonance: K2-19b and c"

Armstrong et al 2015, "K2 Variable Catalogue: Variable Stars and Eclipsing Binaries in K2 Campaigns 1 and 0" - catalogue website at MAST, and catalogue hosted at CDS

Armstrong et al 2014, "On the Abundance of Circumbinary Planets"

Armstrong et al 2013b, "A Catalogue of Temperatures for Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars" --Data table available at CDS

Armstrong et al 2013, "Placing Limits on the Transit Timing Variations of Circumbinary Exoplanets"

Armstrong et al 2012, "A transiting companion to the eclipsing binary KIC002856960"

A complete publication list can be found here, through the ADS server.


Write to:

David Armstrong,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

E-Mail: D.J.Armstrong AT