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Astro Seminar: Ray Jayawardhana: Characterizing Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths

Ray Jayawardhana

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   (847) 491-3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Category: Academic


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 sub-Saturn and super-Earth planets. I will also preview planned observations using the James Webb Space Telescope.


Speaker: Ray Jayawardhana, Cornell University


Host: Fred Rasio



Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

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