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CEHW Seminar: Characterizing exoplanet atmospheres with high-resolution ground-based spectroscopy
Add to Calendar 2020-03-02T17:10:00 2020-03-02T18:20:00 UTC CEHW Seminar: Characterizing exoplanet atmospheres with high-resolution ground-based spectroscopy Davey Laboratory (538)
Start DateMon, Mar 02, 2020
12:10 PM
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End DateMon, Mar 02, 2020
1:20 PM
Presented By
Andrew Ridden-Harper (Cornell University)

Abstract:  The atmospheres of exoplanets are of great scientific interest because they can shed light on topics such as planet formation processes and even the search for extraterrestrial life. A powerful method for probing the atmospheres of exoplanets is that of cross-correlating model exoplanet atmospheric spectra with high-resolution spectra observed with ground-based telescopes.  In this talk I will give an overview of this method, show recent results, and discuss the future outlook with regard to upcoming instruments.

Host: Arvind Gupta