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Voyt, Steven (1949–)

Professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has been involved with the discovery of many of the first extrasolar planets to be found. Essential to these breakthroughs have been the Hamilton Spectrometer at the Lick Observatory and the High Resolution Èchelle Spectrometer (HIRES) which he designed and built and is deployed at the Keck Observatory, both of which Vogt designed and built. His first Ph.D. student, in the early 1980s, was another extrasolar planet pioneer, Geoffrey Marcy.

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