Professor Basri's work in the 1980s concentrated on star formation and the study of T Tauri stars. He has continually studied stellar magnetic fields, rotation and activity, and starspots, focusing on solar-type stars and low mass stars. He was a pioneer in the study of brown dwarfs ("failed stars" or substellar objects), participating in their discovery in 1995 and the study of brown dwarf binaries and magnetic fields. Most recently he has been employing the extensive Kepler Mission dataset to understand stellar photometric variability, rotation, and starspots.
Research Expertise and Interest
astronomy, low mass stars, brown dwarfs, star formation, T Tauri stars, stellar magnetic activity, starspots