Characterising exoplanets

Speaker: 
Ray Jayawardhana
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2012-01-16 16:00 - 17:15
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate
On-going searches for extrasolar planets, despite certain limitations in sensitivity, have already revealed a remarkable diversity of worlds, from close-in super-Earths to far out super-Jupiters, and challenged our preconceptions many times over. Meanwhile, comparative studies of exoplanet physical properties have begun in earnest: planets caught in transit and those imaged directly are best suited for detailed characterization, especially of their atmospheres. I will discuss recent results and future prospects,including the possibility of extending these techniques to lower-mass planets.
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