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William J. Borucki

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000

Phone: 650-604-6492; FAX: 650-604-0673


Borucki, W.J., D.G. Koch, G.B. Basri, D.A. Caldwell, J.F. Caldwell, W.D. Cochran, E. DeVore, E.W. Dunham, J.C. Geary, R.L. Gilliland, A. Gould, J.M. Jenkins, Y. Kondo, D.W. Latham, & J.J. Lissauer. The Kepler Mission: Finding the Sizes, Orbits, and Frequencies of Earth-size and Larger Extrasolar Planets. Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets. ASP Conference Series Vol 294, 2003, D. Deming and S. Seager, Eds.

Borucki, W.J., D. Koch, G. Basri, T. Brown, D. Caldwell, E. DeVore, E. Dunham, T. Gautier, J. Geary, R. Gilliland, A. Gould, S. Howell, & J. Jenkins. Kepler Mission: A mission to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone. Proc. "Toward Other Earths: DARWIN/TPF and the Seasrch for Extrasolar Terrestrail Planets", Heidelberg, Germany, 22-25 April 2003 (ESA SP-539, October 2003).

Borucki, W., D. Koch, A. Boss, E. Dunham, A. Dupree, J. Geary, R. Gilliland, S. Howell, J. Jenkins, Y. Kondo, D. Latham, J. Lissauer, and H. Reitsema. The Kepler Mission: A technical overview. Proceed. 2nd Eddington Workshop; "Stellar Structure and Habitable Planet Finding". Palermo, 9-11 April 2003 (ESA SP-538).

Borucki, William J., Koch, David G., Lissauer, Jack J., Basri, Gibor B., Caldwell, John F., York Univ. ; Cochran, William D., Dunham, Edward W., Geary, John C., Latham, David W., Gilliland, Ronald L., Caldwell, Douglas A., Jenkins, Jon M., Kondo, Yoji., The Kepler mission: a wide-field-of-view photometer designed to determine the frequency of Earth-size planets around solar-like stars. Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation. Edited by J. Chris Blades, Oswald H. W. Siegmund. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4854, pp. 129-140 2003.

Remund, Quinn P., Jordan, Steven P., Updike, Todd F., Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Jenkins, Jon M., SETI Institute; Borucki, William J., NASA Ames Research Ctr. Kepler system numerical model for the detection of extrasolar terrestrial planets. Proc. SPIE Vol. 4495, p. 182-191 2002, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV, Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Roland R. Paepe; Alexei Y. Rozanov; Eds.

Desch, S. J., W. J. Borucki, C. T. Russell, & A. Bar-Nun. Progress in planetary lightning. Rep. Prog. Phys. 65, 955-997, 2002.

Jenkins, J. M., D. A. Caldwell, and W. J. Borucki. Some tests to establish confidence in planets discovered by transit photometry. ApJ 564, 495-507, 2002.

Batalha, N. M., J. Jenkins, G. S. Basri, W. J. Borucki, and D. G. Koch. Stellar variability ad its implications for photometric planet detection with Kepler. Proc. 1st Eddington Workshop "Stellar Structure and Habitable Planet Finding", Cordoba, 11-15 June 2001 (ESA SP-485, Nov. 2001, F.Favata, I. W. Roxburgh & D. Galadi, eds.)

Borucki, W. J., Stellar Microvariability. Proceed. Nearby Stars Workshop. Dana Backman, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett CA, June 24-26, 1999. Shirley J. Burg, & Todd Henry, eds., 2000

Borucki, W.J., D. Caldwell, D..G. Koch, L. D. Webster, J. M. Jenkins, Z. Ninkov,  and R. Showen. The Vulcan Photometer: A dedicated photometer for extrasolar planet searches, PASP 113, 439-451, 2001.

Borucki, W. J., D. G. Koch, & J. M. Jenkins. Expected results for the number of extrasolar planets vs their size and semi-major axis from the Kepler Mission. BAAS 33, 914, 2001.

Jenkins, J. M., D. A. Caldwell, W. J. Borucki, and D. G. Koch.The impact of stellar variability on the detection of transiting terrestrial planets. BAAS 33, 914, 2001.

Jenkins, Jon M., Fred Witteborn, David G. Koch, Edward Dunham, William J. Borucki, Todd F. Updike, Mark A. Skinner, and Steve P. Jordan, Processing CCD images to detect transits of Earth-sized planets: Maximizing sensitivity while achieving reasonable downlink requirements, SPIE Conference 4013, UV, Optical and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, Munich, Germany, March 2000.

Koch, D. G., W. Borucki, E. Dunham, J. Jenkins, L. Webster, and F. Witteborn, CCD photometry tests for a mission to detect Earth-size planets in the extended solar neighborhood, SPIE Conference 4013, UV, Optical and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, Munich, Germany, March 2000.

Little, B., C. D. Anger, A. P. Ingersoll, A. R Vasavada, D. A. Senske, H. H. Breneman, W. J. Borucki, Galileo SSI Team. Galileo images of lightning on Jupiter. Icarus 142, 306-323, 1999.

Borucki, W., D. Caldwell, D. Koch, J. Jenkins, and Z. Ninkov. Photometric observations of 6000 stars in the Cygnus field. Proceedings of the NStars Workshop, Dana Backmann, editor, NASA Ames, June 1999.

McKay, C. P., and W. J. Borucki. Organic Synthesis in Experimental Impact

    Shocks. Science 276, 390-391, 1997.

Borucki, W. J., D. G. Koch, E. W. Dunham, and J. M. Jenkins. Kepler: A mission to determine the frequency of inner planets near the habitability zone of a wide range of stars. In: Planets Beyond the Solar System and the Next Generation of Space Missions, Space Science Telescope Institute, Baltimore, MD. October 1996. Astronomical Society of the Pacfic Conference Series, Vol. 119, 153-174, 1997.

Borucki, W. J., E. W. Dunham, D. G. Koch, W. D. Cochran, J. D. Rose, D. K.

    Cullers, A. Granados,  and J. M. Jenkins. FRESIP: A mission to determine the character and frequency of extra-solar planets around solar-like stars.

    Astrophysics & Space Science 241, 111-134, 1996

D. G. Koch, W. J. Borucki, K. Cullers, E. W. Dunham, L. Webster, T. Miers,  & H. Reitsema, System design of a mission to detect Earth-sized planets in the inner orbits of solar-like stars. JGR-Planets 101, 9297-9302, 1996.

Borucki, W., C. P. McKay, D. Jebens, H. Lakkaraju, and C. Vanajakshi. Spectral Irradiance Measurements of Simulated Lightning in Planetary Atmospheres. Icarus 123, 336-344, 1996.

Robinson, L., M. Wei, W. Borucki, E. Dunham, C. Ford, and A. Grandos. Test of CCD Limits for Differential Photometry. PASP 107, 1094-1098, 1995.

Bougher, S., and W. Borucki. Venus O2 Visible and IR Nightglow:  J. Geophys. Res. 99, 3759Ð3776, 1994.

Borucki, W., and D. Koch. Comparing the Expectations for Different Planetary Search Methods. Proc. Bioastro. Conf., Santa Cruz, CA, 1993.

Bell, J. F. III, and W. J. Borucki. Characteristics of Transits by Earth-sized Planets in Binary Star Systems.  Proceedings of the Bioastronomy Conference in Santa Cruz, CA, 1993

Borucki, W.J., and J. A. Magalhaes. Analysis of Voyager 2 images of jovian lightning. Icarus, 96, 1Ð14, 1992.

Borucki, W.J., and M. Fulchignoni. Huygens/ASI Plasma wave analyzer capabilities for aerosol measurement. Proceed. Sym. on Titan, Toulouse, France, 9Ð12 Sept. 1991, ESA SP-338, 1992.

Borucki, W. J., and R. M. Genet. The Use of Robotic Telescopes for Detecting Planetary Systems. Robotic Telescopes in the 1900s, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 34, 1992, Alex V. Filippenko (ed.) 

Borucki, W., and D. Koch. Multiplex Approach to the Photometric Detection of Planets. First International Conference on Planetary Systems: Formation, Evolution, and Detection. JPL, Pasadena, CA, 1992.

Borucki, W.J., J.W. Dyer, J.R. Phillips, P. Pham. PVO search for venusian lightning. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 11033Ð11043, 1991.

Young, A.T., R. Genet, L. Boyd, W. Borucki, G. Lockwood, G. Henry, D.S. Hall, D.Pyper Smith, S.L. Baliunas, R. Donahue, and D.H. Epand. Precise automatic stellar photometry. P.A.S.P. 103, 221Ð242, 1991.

Borucki, W.J., L.E. Allen, S.W. Taylor, E.B. Torbet, A.R. Schaefer, & J. Fowler. Tests of a Multichannel Photometer to Detect Earth-sized Planets. Proceedings of the Workshop on The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems. Baltimore, MD, May 9Ð11, 1988.

Borucki, W.J., L.P. Giver, C.P. McKay, T. Scattergood, & J.E. Parris. Lightning production of hydrocarbons on Titan: Laboratory measurements. Icarus 76, 125Ð134, 1988.

Borucki, W.J., and C.P. McKay. Optical efficiencies of lightning in planetary atmospheres. Nature 328, 509Ð510, 1987.

Borucki, W., Z. Levin, R. Whitten, R. Keesee, L. Capone, A. Summers, O. Toon, & J. Dubach. Predictions of the electrical conductivity and charging of the aerosols in Titan's atmosphere. Icarus 72, 604, 1987.

Borucki, W.J., L.E. Allen, S.W. Taylor, A.T. Young, A.R. Schaefer A Photometric approach to detecting Earth-sized planets. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Colloquium 99: June 1987.

Borucki, W.J., L.E. Allen, S.W. Taylor, E.B. Torbet, A.R. Schaefer, & J. Fowler. Tests of a Multichannel Photometer Based on Silicon Diode Detectors. Second Workshop on Improvements to Photometry. Gaithersburg, MD. Oct. 5 & 6, 1987.

Borucki, W.J., and M.A. Williams. Lightning in the Jovian Water Cloud. J. Geophys. Res. 91, 9893Ð9903, 1986.

Borucki, W.J., J.D. Scargle, and H.S. Hudson. Detectability of Extrasolar Planetary Transits. Astrophysical J., 291, 852Ð854, 1985.

Borucki, W.J., and W.L. Chameides. Lightning: Estimates of the rates of energy dissipation and nitrogen fixation. Revs. of Geophys. and Space Phys. 22, 363Ð372, 1985

Borucki, W.J., and A.L. Summers. The photometric method of detecting other planetary systems. Icarus 58, 121Ð134, 1984.


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