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Search the Kepler proposal abstracts and/or proposal titles for specific strings of interest. You may also search the Kepler abstracts database for a specific Guest Investigator (either in combination with a string search of the abstracts or alone). Abstracts are available for Guest Observer observing programs and "Participating Scientists" programs although the latter do not have assigned programs IDs.

String to be searched for within the abstract:        
Display Abstract?

String to be searched for within the title:  

Investigator first name:  
        and/or last name:  

Program id or part of Program id (e.g. GO40064 or PSP1*):  



Search Abstracts and/or Titles for words and phrases

You may now use the new Kepler Abstract Search form to find Kepler proposal abstracts and/or titles containing specific words or phrases. All Kepler proposal abstracts matching your search expression will be displayed, along with some other information about the proposal and links to further information. The characters in the abstracts that matched your search expression will be rendered in red to make it easier to see why an abstract or title matched. You may wish to search on both abstracts and titles.

Search expressions consist of words or phrases separated by commas. The search is insensitive to case. An abstract will match if it contains any of the words or phrases in the expression, unless the word or phrase is preceeded by a + or - sign. Prefix a word or phrase with a + when the word or phrase is required to be present in the abstract. Prefix a word or phrase with a - to exclude abstracts containing the word or phrase.

Complex queries or those matching a large number of abstracts, may take longer to complete and may result in a a very large results page. You may wish to see a list of papers, without the abstract and therefore may choose to not display the abstracts.

Here are some examples of how to use the syntax:

Expression means
algol Finds every abstract containing algol (or ALGOL or Algol)
flare, algol Finds every abstract with either the phrase flare OR the word algol.
flare, +algol Finds every abstract with both the phrase flare AND the word algol.
agn, -magnitude, -magnetic Finds every abstract with the phrase AGN that does NOT contain the words magnitude or magnetic

Search for Author and Program ID

You may also enter a name or list of names to search for proposals by a specific investigator. Note that the database contains only the name of the primary investigator. You may constrict searches on names in a similar manner as for words and phrases. Here are some examples:

Expression means
Smith Finds every name containing Smith
Smith, Myron Finds every name with either Smith OR Myron.
Smith, +Myron Finds every name with both Smith AND Myron.
Smith, -Myron Finds every name with Smith AND that does NOT contain Myron

You may also use a wild card (*) when searching for a program id.