Welcome to my personal website. My name is Geert Jan Talens and I'm a PhD student working on the MASCARA survey with Ignas Snellen.

My current work is at the core of the MASCARA survey, which aims to find transiting exoplanets around the brightest stars in the sky with the goal of characterizing their atmospheres using high resolution spectroscopy. The main challenge of my PhD was to create a pipeline for the MASCARA data calibration and transit search, and I have been the lead in the first planets discovered by MASCARA.