Publications

Peer-reviewed, as a supervisor

Peer-reviewed, lead author

  1. Günther, M.N. et al., 2020c, Complex Modulation of Rapidly Rotating Young M Dwarfs: Adding Pieces to the Puzzle, AAS journals, in review (arXiv:2008.11681)

  2. Günther, M.N. & Daylan, T., 2020b, Allesfitter: Flexible Star and Exoplanet Inference From Photometry and Radial Velocity, ApJS, 254, 13

  3. Günther, M.N. et al., 2020a, Stellar Flares from the First Tess Data Release: Exploring a New Sample of M Dwarfs, AJ, 159 (2): 60

  4. Günther, M.N. et al., 2019, A Super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes transiting the bright, nearby, and quiet M-dwarf TOI-270, Nature Astronomy, 409

  5. Günther, M.N. et al., 2018, Unmasking the hidden NGTS-3Ab: a hot Jupiter in an unresolved binary system, MNRAS, 478 (4): 4720–4737

  6. Günther, M.N. et al., 2017b, Centroid vetting of transiting planet candidates from the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, 472 (1): 295-307

  7. Günther, M.N. et al., 2017a, A New Yield Simulator for Transiting Planets and False Positives: Application to the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, 465 (3): 3379-3389

  8. Günther, M.N. et al., 2016, Quantifying and predicting Drosophila larvae crawling phenotypes, Nature Scientific Reports, 6: 27972

Peer-reviewed, co-lead author

  1. Seager, S., Petkowski J.J., Günther, M. N., et al., 2021, Possibilities for an Aerial Biosphere in Temperate Sub Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Atmospheres, MDPI Life, in review (preprint available)

  2. Kaye, L., Vissapragada, S., Günther, M. N., et al., 2021, Transit Timings Variations in the three-planet system: TOI-270, MNRAS, in review (preprint available)

  3. Krishnamutri, A., Knapp, M., Günther, M. N., et al., 2021, Transit Search for Exoplanets around Alpha Centauri A and B with ASTERIA, AJ, in print (preprint available)

  4. Daylan, T., Günther, M. N., et al., 2021, TESS observations of the WASP-121 b phase curve, AJ, 161, 131

  5. Daylan, T., Pingle, K., Wright, J., Günther, M. N., et al., 2021, TESS discovery of a super-Earth and three sub-Neptunes hosted by the bright, Sun-like star HD 108236, AJ, 161, 85

  6. Oláh, K., Kővári, Zs., Günther, M. N. et al., 2021, The true number of flaring giant stars in the Kepler field - Are there flaring specialties associated with the giant nature?, A&A, 647, A62

  7. Kővári, Zs., Oláh, K., Günther, M. N. et al., 2020, Superflares on the late-type giant KIC 2852961 - Scaling effect behind flaring at different energy levels, A&A, 641, A83

  8. Zhan, Z., Günther, M. N., et al., 2019, Complex Rotational Modulation of Rapidly Rotating M-Stars Observed with TESS, ApJ, 876: 127

  9. Dragomir, D., Teske, J., Günther, M.N., et al. 2018, TESS delivers its first Earth-sized planet and a warm sub-Neptune, ApJ, 875: L7

  10. Huang, C.X., Burt, J., Vanderburg, A., Günther, M.N., et al. 2018, TESS Discovery of a Transiting Super-Earth in the Pi Mensae System, ApJ, 868 (2): L39

  11. Armstrong, D.J., Günther, M.N., et al., 2018, Automatic vetting of planet candidates from ground-based surveys: machine learning with NGTS, MNRAS, 478 (3): 4225–4237

Peer-reviewed, co-author

  1. Jackman, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, Stellar flares detected with the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, 504, 3246

  2. Bryant, E.M. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, A transit timing variation observed for the long-period extremely low-density exoplanet HIP 41378 f, MNRAS, 504, L45

  3. Leleu, A. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, Six transiting planets and a chain of Laplace resonances in TOI-178, A&A, 649, A26

  4. Addison, B. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, TOI-1431b/MASCARA-5b: A Highly Irradiated Ultra-Hot Jupiter Orbiting One of the Hottest & Brightest Known Exoplanet Host Stars, AJ, in review (arXiv:2104.12078)

  5. Costes, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, Long-term stellar activity variations and their effect on radial-velocity measurements, MNRAS, advance access

  6. Guerrero, N. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, The TESS Objects of Interest Catalog from the TESS Prime Mission, APJS, in print (arXiv:2103.12538)

  7. Tilbrook R.H., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, NGTS 15b, 16b, 17b and 18b: four hot Jupiters from the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, advance access

  8. Grieves, N. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, NGTS-13b: A hot 4.8 Jupiter-mass planet transiting a subgiant star, A&A, 647, A180

  9. Smith, A. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, NGTS-14Ab: a Neptune-sized transiting planet in the desert, A&A, 646, A183

  10. Sebstian, D. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, SPECULOOS: Ultracool Dwarf Transit Survey: Target List and Strategy, A&A, 645, A100

  11. Bryant, E. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, NGTS-12b: A sub-Saturn mass transiting exoplanet in a 7.53 day orbit, MNRAS, 499, 3139

  12. Acton, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, An eclipsing M-dwarf close to the hydrogen burning limit from NGTS, MNRAS, 498, 3115

  13. Davis, A. B. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TOI 564 b and TOI 905 b: Grazing and Fully Transiting Hot Jupiters Discovered by TESS, AJ, 160, 229

  14. Feinstein, A. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, Flare Statistics for Young Stars from a Convolutional Neural Network Analysis of TESS Data, AJ, 160, 219

  15. Ikwut-Ukwa, M., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, The K2&TESS Synergy I: Updated Ephemerides and Parameters for K2-114, K2-167, K2-237, & K2-261, AAS journals, AJ, 160, 209

  16. Dei, F. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, The TESS-Keck Survey III: A Stellar Obliquity Measurement of TOI-1726 c, AJ, 160, 193

  17. Niraula, P., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, Pi Earth: a 3.14 days Earth-sized Planet from K2's Kitchen served warm by the SPECULOOS Team, AJ, 160, 172

  18. Burt, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TOI-824 b: A New Planet on the Lower Edge of the Hot Neptune Desert, AJ 160, 153

  19. Mireles, I., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2021, TOI 694 b and TIC 220568520 b: Two Low-Mass Companions Near the Hydrogen Burning Mass Limit Orbiting Sun-like Stars, AJ, 160, 133

  20. Rodriguez, J.E. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, The First Habitable Zone Earth-Sized Planet From TESS II: Spitzer Confirms TOI-700 d, AJ, 160, 117

  21. Rodríguez Martínez, R. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, KELT-25b and KELT-26b: A Hot Jupiter and a Substellar Companion Transiting Young A-stars Observed by TESS, AJ, 160, 111 (arXiv:1912.01017)

  22. Pozuelos, F. J., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, GJ 273: On the formation, dynamical evolution and habitability of a planetary system hosted by an M dwarf at 3.75 parsec, A&A, 641, A23

  23. Ducrot, E., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TRAPPIST-1: Global Results of the Spitzer Exploration Science Program Red Worlds, A&A, 640, A112

  24. Armstrong, D.J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, A remnant planetary core in the hot Neptunian desert, Nature, 583, 7814: 39

  25. Gill, S. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, NGTS-11 b (TOI-1847 b): A Transiting Warm Saturn Recovered from a TESS Single-transit Event, ApJL, 898, 1: L11

  26. Gill, S. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, A long-period (P=61.8-d) M5V dwarf eclipsing a Sun-like star from TESS and NGTS, MNRAS, 495, 2713

  27. Murray, C.A.. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, Photometry and Performance of SPECULOOS-South, MNRAS, 495, 2446

  28. Pepper, J., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TESS Reveals HD 118203 b to be a Transiting Planet, AJ, 159, 243

  29. McCormac, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, NGTS-10b: The shortest period hot Jupiter yet discovered, MNRAS, 493, 126

  30. Huang, C.X., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TESS Spots a Hot Jupiter with an Inner Transiting Neptune , ApJ, 892 (1): L7

  31. Lendl, M. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, TOI-222: a single-transit TESS candidate revealed to be a 34-day eclipsing binary with CORALIE, EulerCam and NGTS, MNRAS, 492: 1761L

  32. Shporer, A. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, GJ 1252 b: A 1.2 Rearth planet transiting an M-dwarf at 20.4 pc, ApJL, 890, L7

  33. Jenkins, J. et a. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, An ultrahot Neptune in the Neptune desert, Nature Astronomy, 180J

  34. Costes, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, NGTS-8b and NGTS-9b: Two non-inflated hot-Jupiters, MNRAS, 491: 2834C

  35. Gill, S. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2020, NGTS and WASP photometric recovery of a single-transit candidate from TESS, MNRAS, 491: 1548G

  36. Jackman, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, NGTS-7Ab: An ultra-short period brown dwarf transiting a tidally-locked and active M dwarf, MNRAS, 489: 5146

  37. West, R.G. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, NGTS-4b: A sub-Neptune transiting in the desert, MNRAS, 486: 5094

  38. Osborn, H.P. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, The PDS 110 observing campaign - photometric and spectroscopic observations reveal eclipses are aperiodic, MNRAS, 485: 1614

  39. Rodriguez, J.E. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, An Eccentric Massive Jupiter Orbiting a Sub-Giant on a 9.5 Day Period Discovered in the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Full Frame Images, AJ, 157: 191

  40. Shporer, A. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, TESS Full Orbital Phase Curve of the WASP-18b System, AJ, 157: 178

  41. Eigmüller, P. et al. incl. Günther, M.N. 2019, NGTS-5b - a highly inflated planet offering insights into the sub-Jovian desert, A&A, 625: A142

  42. Songhu, W. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, HD 202772A b: A Transiting Hot Jupiter around a Bright, Mildly Evolved Star in a Visual Binary Discovered by TESS, AJ, 157, 51.

  43. Jackman, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2019, Detection of a giant flare displaying quasi-periodic pulsations from a pre-main-sequence M star by the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, 482 (4): 5553-5566

  44. Raynard, L., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2018, NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf, MNRAS, 481, 4960–4970

  45. Casewell, S., et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2018, A low-mass eclipsing binary within the fully convective zone from the Next Generation Transit Survey, MNRAS, 481 (2): 1897–1907

  46. Jackman, J. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2018, Ground-based detection of G star superflares with NGTS, MNRAS, 477 (4): 4655–4664

  47. Wheatley, P. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2017, The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), MNRAS, 475 (4): 4476-4493

  48. Bayliss, D. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2017, NGTS-1b: a hot Jupiter transiting an M-dwarf, MNRAS, 475 (4): 4467-4475

  49. Demory, B.-O. et al. incl. Günther, M.N., 2015, Hubble Space Telescope search for the transit of the Earth-mass exoplanet Alpha Centauri B b, MNRAS, 450 (2): 2043-2051

Software

  • Günther, M.N. & Daylan, T., 2019, allesfitter: Flexible star and exoplanet inference from photometry and radial velocity, Astrophysics Source Code Library (ascl:1903.003)

PhD Thesis

Contact

Department of Physics, and Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space ResearchMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA 02139, USAEmail: maxgue [at] mit.edu Twitter: @M_N_Guenther

Image Credits

Personality type images are taken from 16 Personalities, and aim to illustrate the variety of traits needed to fulfill different tasks.