Exoplanets - Graduate Speaker Series

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66 Harbord St.

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Toronto, ON M5S 1G2

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GRADUATE SPEAKER SERIES - EXOPLANETS

The April 2019 session of the Graduate Speaker Series will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 from 6pm – 7.30pm at the Grad Room. Our topic of discussion will be Exoplanets. There will be two graduate students from the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics that will present their research work on Exoplanets and their characterization, which will be followed by Q&A. As always pizza will be provided.

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Emily Deibert, Ph.D candidate (Department od Astronomy & Astrophysics/ The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics)
“A New Window on Exoplanet Atmospheres”

Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered, but how much do we really know about these alien worlds? Cutting-edge advances in both space- and ground-based telescopes mean that astronomers are poised to move from this era of exoplanet discovery into an era of exoplanet characterization, the first step of which will be studying and understanding exoplanetary atmospheres. An exoplanet's atmosphere can reveal which atoms and molecules are present on the planet, providing clues as to whether or not it might be able to support life. In this talk I will discuss the methods we use to detect exoplanets, and how we can take advantage of those methods to learn more about the atmospheres surrounding these strange new worlds. I will then focus on the most promising observational missions being planned and how these will help us open a new window on exoplanet atmospheres. Ultimately, this will give us both a better understanding of the worlds around us as well as how our own planet Earth fits into the Universe.


Adiv Paradise, Ph.D candidate (Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics)
"Telescope Earth: Using Climate Here to Understand Worlds Out There"

The last two decades have delivered over 3000 confirmed planets around other stars, some of which are Earth-sized. Yet, we know next to nothing about these planets. The next 3 decades of planetary science will be defined by the attempt to determine what these planets are actually like, and whether some of them might be able to support life. I will describe how we can use computer models of Earth's climate to learn how climate and weather depend on a planet's basic properties, and what that means for what we'll find out there.


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Grad Room lower level

Toronto, ON M5S 1G2

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Graduate Programming Coordinator
School of Graduate Studies
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66 Harbord Street
University of Toronto M5S 1A1

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