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Exoplanets science: moving forward

Dr. Didier Queloz

Abstract

The discovery of new planets beyond our solar system, in particular the detection and characterization of other habitable planets similar to the Earth, is a fascinating intellectual adventure. The completely unexpected characteristics of exoplanets are capturing the imagination and interest of the scientific community and the general public. More recently the large population of Super-Earth planet questions the universality of our Solar System as a typical planetary system. While the quest to find bodies similar to the Earth is still on going, the first spectra of exoplanets have been taken, signaling the shift from an era of discovery to one of physical and chemical characterization. This talk will provide an overview of current outcomes of planet programs as well as its limitation and prospects to move forward.

About the talk

Exoplanets science: moving forward
Dr. Didier Queloz
Geneva Observatory, Astronomy Department, University of Geneva
Thursday June 27, 2013 - 10:30  (Aula)
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