STRW local: Colloquia


Characterizing exoplanet atmospheres (PhD colloquium)

Date: 05-09-2017
Time: 14:00 h
Author: Jens Hoeijmakers

To date, over 3000 exoplanets have been discovered but only a handful of these are suitable for detailed physical characterization. Our group focuses on the development of ground-based spectroscopic techniques to study the atmospheres of exoplanets, using spectral time series and cross-correlation to separate the faint exoplanets from their much brighter host stars. In this talk, I will show three examples of recent applications of such techniques. These highlight the exciting potential of high-resolution spectroscopy for exoplanets. With the advent of new facilities such as the JWST and the ELT, exoplanet science is sure to continue thriving for many years to come.