Our understanding of planet formation and evolution relies, in part, on how well we can constrain changes to the exoplanet population across a broad range of stellar properties such as age and composition. However, due to the chemical and kinematic evolution of the Milky Way, such properties are highly correlated and can be difficult to disentangle. One promising approach to overcome this issue is to compute planet demographics across a multitude of Galactic populations with differing age and chemistry patterns. In this talk, I will discuss the considerations of this approach within the stellar neighborhood, as well as prospects for extending the exoplanet census well beyond the stellar neighborhood with NASA’s next astrophysics flagship mission, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, which is expected to discover over 100,000 transiting exoplanets
Seminar held in 538 Davey or please email CEHW-SEMINAR-QUESTIONS@lists.psu.edu to attend virtually.