Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths

Ray Jayawardhana

York University

On-going searches for extrasolar planets have revealed a remarkable diversity of worlds, and comparative studies of their properties have begun in earnest. Planets caught in transit are particularly well suited for atmosphere characterization. I will discuss recent results using Kepler data as well as ground-based observations, including our attempts to extend these techniques to super-Earth planets.

Date: Jeudi, le 15 septembre 2016
Heure: 11:30
Lieu: Université de Montréal
  Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Local D-460
Contact: René Doyon