The search for earth-like planets around M-Dwarfs

Mr. Alejandro Suárez

Abstract

The discovery of earth-like planets is nowadays the main goal of the entire exoplanets field. Despite the recent success of transiting programs, the measurement of radial velocities (RV) is still the most powerful method to find them. M-Dwarfs, given their low masses, and close-in habitable zone have become the perfect targets for the current generation of spectrographs. In this talk I will present our own M-Dwarfs RV program here at the IAC, explaining our methods, goals, difficulties and preliminary results.

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The search for earth-like planets around M-Dwarfs
Mr. Alejandro Suárez
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
Thursday January 23, 2014
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