Sudarsan S, a final year student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, co-authored a paper titled, "Detection of a Westward Hotspot Offset in the Atmosphere of Hot Gas Giant CoRoT-2b", which was published in the Nature Astronomy journal, on January 22, 2018.
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"I was part of a team to code up a data reduction pipeline to reduce images from the Spitzer Space Telescope into ultra-high precision time-resolved photometry suitable for characterising the properties of transiting extrasolar planets. This was a part of Nicolas B. Cowan's Coders for Habitability project, Google Summer of Code 2016. I worked with Lisa Dang (author of the paper) and Nicolas Cowan of McGill Space Institute," shared Sudarsan.