Lecturer: Ray Jayawardhana (York)
Date: 2017-02-28 10:00
Place: Aula

Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths

Ray Jayawardhana
Professor of physics & astronomy
Dean of the Faculty of Science
York University
Toronto, Canada

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 attempts to extend these techniques to super-Earth planets.

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