The search for exoplanets is now moving into a new era, where astronomers seek to quantify the number of Solar System analogues around other stars. Such a system will feature potentially habitable rocky planets like the Earth and massive Jupiter-like planets moving on decades-long orbits. But where should we look? How do we decide which exoplanetary systems are the most promising locations for potentially Earth-like planets? And which systems are most likely to host as-yet undetected Jupiter-like planets?
The core goal of my PhD is to use numerical techniques to search for dynamically stable planet candidates in the habitable zones of all known multiple planet systems.
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