Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths
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: Thursday, 15 September 2016 Time: 11:30 Where: Université de Montréal Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Local D-460 Contact: René Doyon