Carina Persson

Senior forskare at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics

Carina's research is about exoplanets - planets around other stars. Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered in the last 25 years in Milky Way, our own galaxy. Most of them are very different to the Earth and no exo system so far is similar to our own planetary system. Now, both Europe and USA put in extra efforts on new space telescopes with the goal to find earth like planets around stars similar to our own sun in the Milky Way. Carina participates in the preparations for two of these space projects, CHEOPS (to be launched in the end of 2018) and PLATO (to be launched 2026). She also uses data from existing space telescopes (Kepler/K2) to in combination with ground based observations (HARPS and FIES) in her research.

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Showing 67 publications

2019

K2-264: a transiting multiplanet system in the Praesepe open cluster

J. Livingston, F. Dai, T. Hirano et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 484 (1), p. 8-18
Journal article
2019

Detection and Doppler monitoring of K2-285 (EPIC 246471491), a system of four transiting planets smaller than Neptune

E. Palle, G. Nowak, R. Luque et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 623, p. 41-
Journal article
2019

Detection and characterization of an ultra-dense sub-Neptunian planet orbiting the Sun-like star K2-292

R. Luque, G. Nowak, E. Palle et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 623
Journal article
2019

K2-140b and K2-180b - Characterization of a hot Jupiter and a mini-Neptune from the K2 mission

J. Korth, Sz. Csizmadia, D. Gandolfi et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 482 (2), p. 1807-1823
Journal article
2019

K2-290: a warm Jupiter and a mini-Neptune in a triple-star system

M. Hjorth, A.B. Justesen, T. Hirano et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 484 (3), p. 3522-3536
Journal article
2018

TESS's first planet: A super-Earth transiting the naked-eye star π Mensae

D. Gandolfi, O. Barragán, J.H. Livingston et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 619
Journal article
2018

K2-260 b: A hot Jupiter transiting an F star, and K2-261 b: A warm Saturn around a bright G star

M.C. Johnson, Fei Dai, A.B. Justesen et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 481 (1), p. 596-612
Journal article
2018

Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2

Teruyuki Hirano, Fei Dai, D. Gandolfi et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 155 (3), p. 127-
Journal article
2018

K2-139 b: a low-mass warm Jupiter on a 29-d orbit transiting an active K0 V star

O. Barragán, D. Gandolfi, A. M. S. Smith et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 475 (2), p. 1765-1776
Journal article
2018

44 Validated Planets from K2 Campaign 10

J.H. Livingston, M. Endl, Fei Dai et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 156 (2)
Journal article
2018

Mass determination of the 1:3:5 near-resonant planets transiting GJ 9827 (K2-135)

J. Prieto-Arranz, E. Palle, D. Gandolfi et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 618
Journal article
2018

K2-137 b: an Earth-sized planet in a 4.3-h orbit around an M-dwarf

A. M. S. Smith, J. Cabrera, Sz. Csizmadia et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 474 (4), p. 5523-
Journal article
2018

HD 89345: A bright oscillating star hosting a transiting warm Saturn-sized planet observed by K2

Vincent Van Eylen, Fei Dai, S. Mathur et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 478 (4), p. 4866-4880
Journal article
2018

Three Small Planets Transiting a Hyades Star

John H. Livingston, Fei Dai, Teruyuki Hirano et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 155 (3)
Journal article
2018

K2-155: A Bright Metal-poor M Dwarf with Three Transiting Super-Earths

T. Hirano, Fei Dai, J.H. Livingston et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 155 (3)
Journal article
2018

K2-141 b: A 5-M⊕ super-Earth transiting a K7 V star every 6.7 hours

O. Barragán, D. Gandolfi, Fei Dai et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 612
Journal article
2018

Super-Earth of 8 Mearth in a 2.2-day orbit around the K5V star K2-216

Carina Persson, Malcolm Fridlund, O. Barragan et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 618 (33)
Journal article
2017

The Transiting Multi-planet System HD 3167: A 5.7 M ⊕ Super-Earth and an 8.3 M ⊕ Mini-Neptune

Davide Gandolfi, Oscar Barragán, Artie P. Hatzes et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 154 (3), p. 123-
Journal article
2017

Three Super-Earths Transiting the Nearby Star GJ 9827

P. Niraula, S. Redfield, F. Dai et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 154 (6), p. 266-
Journal article
2017

Radio observations of globulettes in the Carina nebula

L. Haikala, G. Gahm, T. Greenman et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 602, p. 61-
Journal article
2017

Chemical complexity induced by efficient ice evaporation in the Barnard 5 molecular cloud

V. Taquet, Eva Wirström, S.B. Charnley et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 607, p. 20-
Journal article
2017

K2-106, a system containing a metal-rich planet and a planet of lower density

E. W. Guenther, O. Barragán, F. Dai et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 608, p. 93-
Journal article
2017

K2-111 b - A short period super-Earth transiting a metal poor, evolved old star

Malcolm Fridlund, E. Gaidos, O. Barragán et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 604, p. A16-
Journal article
2017

The Discovery and Mass Measurement of a New Ultra-short-period Planet: K2-131

F. Dai, N. Joshua, D. Gandolfi et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 154 (6), p. 226-
Journal article
2017

K2-60b and K2-107b. A Sub-Jovian and a Jovian Planet from the K2 Mission

P. Eigmüller, D. Gandolfi, Carina Persson et al
Astronomical Journal. Vol. 153 (3)
Journal article
2016

Ortho-to-para ratio of NH2. Herschel-HIFI observations of ortho- and para-NH2 rotational transitions towards W31C, W49N, W51 and G34.3+0.1

Carina Persson, Henrik Olofsson, R. Le Gal et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 586, p. Art Nr. A128-
Journal article
2016

On the accretion process in a high-mass star forming region - A multitransitional THz Herschel-HIFI study of ammonia toward G34.26+0.15

Mitra Hajigholi, Carina Persson, Eva Wirström et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 585 (A158), p. 20-
Journal article
2015

VELOCITY-RESOLVED [C II] EMISSION AND [C II]/FIR MAPPING ALONG ORION WITH HERSCHEL

J.R. Goicoechea, D. Teyssier, M. Etxaluze et al
Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 812, p. 75-
Journal article
2015

Herschel-HIFI observations of H2O, NH3, and N2H+ toward high-mass starless and protostellar clumps identified by the Hi-GAL survey

L. Olmi, Carina Persson, C. Codella
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 583, p. A125-
Journal article
2015

Herschel Survey of Galactic OH+, H2O+, and H3O+: Probing the Molecular Hydrogen Fraction and Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate

N. Indriolo, D.A. Neufeld, M. Gerin et al
Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 800 (1), p. 40-
Journal article
2014

Upper limits to interstellar NH+ and para-NH2- abundances. Herschel-HIFI observations towards Sgr B2 (M) and G10.6-0.4 (W31C)

Carina Persson, Mitra Hajigholi, G.E. Hassel et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 567, p. Art. no. A130-
Journal article
2014

COLD WATER VAPOR IN THE BARNARD 5 MOLECULAR CLOUD

Eva Wirström, S. B. Charnley, Carina Persson et al
Astrophysical Journal Letters. Vol. 788 (2)
Journal article
2014

Water deuterium fractionation in the high-mass star-forming region G34.26+0.15 based on Herschel/HIFI data

A. Coutens, C. Vastel, U Hincelin et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 445 (2), p. 1299-1313
Journal article
2014

Detection of a dense clump in a filament interacting with W51e2

B. Mookerjea, C. Vastel, G.E. Hassel et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 566 (June), p. A61, pp. 1-11
Journal article
2014

First detection of [NII] 205 μm absorption in interstellar gas. Herschel-HIFI observations towards W31C, W49N, W51, and G34.3+0.1.

Carina Persson, M. Gerin, Bhaswati Mookerjea et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 568, p. 37-
Journal article
2013

Using Methanol Beacons to Find Water in the Dark

Eva Wirström, S.B. Charnley, M.A. Cordiner et al
The Universe Explored by Herschel, 15 – 18 October 2013, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Conference poster
2013

Mass and motion of globulettes in the Rosette Nebula

G. F. Gahm, Carina Persson, M. M. Makela et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 555
Journal article
2012

Nitrogen hydrides in interstellar gas II. Analysis of Herschel/HIFI observations towards W49N and G10.6-0.4 (W31C)

Carina Persson, Massimo De Luca, B. Mookerjea et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 543 (Article Number: A145), p. 145-179
Journal article
2012

Hydride spectroscopy of the diffuse interstellar medium: new clues on the gas fraction in molecular form and cosmic ray ionization rate in relation to H-3(+)

M. Gerin, F. Levrier, E. Falgarone et al
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. Vol. 370 (1978), p. 5174-5185
Journal article
2012

Observations of Carbon Isotopic Fractionation in Interstellar Formaldehyde

Eva Wirström, S. B. Charnley, W.D. Geppert et al
43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Vol. 43, p. 1611-
Conference poster
2011

Nitrogen hydrides in interstellar gas towards G10.6-0.4 (W31C) and W49N

Carina Persson, Massimo De Luca, Bhaswati Mookerjea et al
IAU Symposium 280, Poster 76, Session 2, The Molecular Universe, Posters from the proceedings of the 280th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Toledo, Spain, May 30-June 3, 2011, #296. Vol. 280 (76)
Conference poster
2011

The 12C/13C ratio as a chemistry indicator

Eva Wirström, Wolf D. Geppert, Carina Persson et al
The Molecular Universe, Posters from the proceedings of the 280th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Toledo, Spain, May 30-June 3, 2011, #384. Vol. 280 (384)
Conference poster
2011

Observational tests of interstellar methanol formation

Eva Wirström, Wolf D. Geppert, Åke Hjalmarson et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 533
Journal article
2010

Interstellar CH absorption in the diffuse interstellar medium along the sight-lines to G10.6-0.4 (W31C), W49N, and W51

M. Gerin, M. de Luca, J. R. Goicoechea et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L16-
Journal article
2010

Detection of hydrogen fluoride absorption in diffuse molecular clouds with Herschel/HIFI: an ubiquitous tracer of molecular gas

P. Sonnentrucker, D. A. Neufeld, T. G. Phillips et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L12-
Journal article
2010

Excitation and abundance of C3 in star forming cores Herschel/HIFI observations of the sight-lines to W31C and W49N

B. Mookerjea, T. Giesen, J. Stutzki et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L13 -
Journal article
2010

Nitrogen hydrides in interstellar gas Herschel/HIFI observations towards G10.6-0.4 (W31C)

Carina Persson, John H Black, J. Cernicharo et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L45 -
Journal article
2010

Molekyler berättar om Universum; Onsala rymdobservatorium firar 60-årsjubileum 2009

Carina Persson, Åke Hjalmarson
Kosmos (2009), p. 31-64
Magazine article
2010

The first spectral line surveys searching for signals from the dark ages

Carina Persson, R. Maoli, P. Encrenaz et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 515 (8)
Journal article
2010

Strong absorption by interstellar hydrogen fluoride: Herschel/HIFI observations of the sight-line to G10.6-0.4 (W31C)

D.A. Neufeld, P. Sonnentrucker, T.G. Phillips et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 518 (4), p. 108-
Journal article
2010

CH+(1-0) and 13CH+(1-0) absorption lines in the direction of massive star-forming regions

E. Falgarone, B. Godard, J. Cernicharo et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L15-
Journal article
2010

Herschel/HIFI observations of interstellar OH+ and H2O+ towards W49N: a probe of diffuse clouds with a small molecular fraction

D. A. Neufeld, J. R. Goicoechea, P. Sonnentrucker et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L10-
Journal article
2010

Herschel/HIFI measurements of the ortho/para ratio in water towards Sagittarius B2(M) and W31C

D. C. Lis, T. G. Phillips, P. F. Goldsmith et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L26 -
Journal article
2010

Interstellar OH+, H2O+ and H3O+ along the sight-line to G10.6-0.4

M. Gerin, M. de Luca, John H Black et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 518 (4), p. 110-
Journal article
2009

Molekyler i rymden berättar hur stjärnor föds

Carina Persson
Fysikaktuellt (4), p. 14-15
Magazine article
2009

Water and ammonia abundances in S140 with the Odin satellite

Carina Persson, Michael Olberg, Åke Hjalmarson et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 2 (494), p. 637-646
Journal article
2008

Observational constraints on the formation of interstellar methanol

Eva Wirström, Carina Persson, Åke Hjalmarson et al
in Proceedings of "Organic Matter in Space", Hong Kong Feb. 18-22, 2008, IAU symposium 251, eds. S. Kwok, S. Sandfjord, Cambridge University Press, p. 143-144
Conference contribution
2008

From Molecular Oxygen to Primordial Molecules with the Odin Satellite

Carina Persson, P. Encrenaz, Åke Hjalmarson et al
Proceedings in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series "Frontiers of Astronomy", NRAO 50th Anniversary Science Symposium, eds. A. Bridle, J. Condon and G. Hunt.. Vol. 395, p. 378-
Conference contribution
2007

A spectral line survey of Orion KL in the bands 486-492 and 541-577 GHz with the Odin satellite. II. Data analysis

Carina Persson, Henrik Olofsson, N. Koning et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 476 (number 2, December III), p. 807-827
Journal article
2007

Upper limits to the water abundance in starburst galaxies

C.D. Wilson, Roy Booth, Åke Olofsson et al
Astronomy & Astrophysics. Vol. 469, p. 121-124
Journal article
2007

A spectral line survey of Orion KL in the bands 486-492 and 541-577 GHz with the Odin satellite. I. The observational data

Henrik Olofsson, Carina Persson, N. Koning et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 476 (number 2, December III), p. 791-806
Journal article
2007

On the progress in Odin´s hunt for molecules

Åke Hjalmarson, Michael Olberg, H.-G. Florén et al
Advances in Space Research. Vol. 40, p. 630-638
Journal article
2006

Odin * CO and 13CO J=5-4 mapping of Orion KL – a step towards accurate water abundances

Eva Wirström, Per Bergman, Henrik Olofsson et al
Astronomy & Astrophysics. Vol. 453, p. 979-987
Journal article
2006

DEMON: a proposal for a satellite-borne experiment to study dark matter and dark energy

A. Berciano Alba, P. Borges de Silva, H. Eichelberger et al
Proceedings of the SPIE: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, eds, M.J.L. Turner and G. Hasinger. Vol. 6266, p. 91-
Conference contribution

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Showing 3 research projects

2017–2022

Exoplanets from space – CHEOPS and PLATO, ESA’s next two projects

Carina Persson Galactic Astrophysics
Malcolm Fridlund Galactic Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

2014–2014

Inward motion of molecular gas in massive star forming regions

Carina Persson Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

2013–2013

The physics and chemistry of the interstellar and intergalactic medium. Molecular observations with Herschel.

Carina Persson Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

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