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Prof. Nicholas Law

At the Dunlap Institute, Nicholas Law searched for exoplanets on many fronts. As part of the Palomar Transit Factory survey, he has detected potential exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars. He was also a member of the team developing planet-hunting instruments at the Dunlap Institute, including Arctic Wide-field Cameras (AWCams) and the .5-metre Dunlap Arctic Telescope. During the winter of 2012/2013, two AWCams collected data which Law expects will reveal new exoplanets.

Law was one of the first two Dunlap Fellows. In 2013, he left the Dunlap to become an assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, at the University of North Carolina.