Department Colloquium: "Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths"

Ray Jayawardhana, Cornell University
- | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Searches for exoplanets have revealed a remarkable diversity of worlds, and comparative studies of their properties have begun in earnest. Planets that transit are particularly well suited for atmosphere characterization. I will discuss recent results using Kepler data as well as ground-based observations, especially using high-resolution spectroscopy, and attempts to extend those studies to super-Earth planets. I will also preview planned observations using the James Webb Space Telescope.

Host: Cullen Blake