Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Detection and Characterization of Exoplanetary Atmospheres »

David Sing

For nearly one decade, transit events have provided an extraordinary abundance of information for close in Jupiter size exoplanets. Most notably, transits permit a precise measurement of a planets mass, radius, and temperature which has led to knowledge of planetary bulk composition as well as atmospheric content and structure. Enough transiting hot-Jupiters and their characteristics are now known such that two different classes of these planets are now emerging, the beginnings of comparative exoplanetology.

In this talk I will discuss previous and ongoing space and ground based transit observations as well as the interpretations of such results, focusing primarily on planetary atmospheres. Finally, I will discuss the future prospects for transit science considering planned future space and ground based telescopes.
vendredi 13 février 2009 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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