Remote Reconnaissance of Exosolar Systems

Ben Oppenheimer

American Museum of Natural History, New York

Project 1640 has recently begun surveying nearby, young stars for faint companions. This novel instrument is the first of a new generation of planet imaging devices. It is sensitive to objects as faint as 10^-7 times the central star brightness at less than 1 arc second separation. Project 1640 provides low-resolution spectroscopy of found companions as well. The instrument and recent results will be presented.

Date: Thursday, 4 April 2013
Time: 11:30
Where: Université de Montréal
  Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, local D-460
Contact: René Doyon