Conferencias y seminarios
Jueves 21 de Junio de 2018
Sala de Conferencias Federico Ristenpart (Camino El Observatorio 1515, Departamento de Astronomía, Edificio Central, piso 3, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile)
Seminario de Astronomía "TROY - The search for exotrojan planets"
Dr. Jorge Lillo-Box
Affiliation: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
TROY - The search for exotrojan planets
As the field of extrasolar planets evolves with numerous discoveries of new and diverse planets, we can start thinking in more challenging (observationally talking) scientific cases that can bring up new, hidden, pieces of the exoplanetary science puzzle. This is the case of the TROY project, a multi-technique effort to look for the first co-orbital planets (aka trojans) and to provide estimates of the occurrence rate of these bodies down to the Earth-mass regime. Despite being missed in our Solar System, where only kilometer-size (or smaller) bodies co-rotate with most of the planets, theory allows even equal-mass planets to co-exist in the same orbit. In this invited talk I will present the news on the TROY project including the last ground-based observations, the results from the first radial velocity search involving 46 planetary systems (Lillo-Box et al., 2018) and the first results from our Kepler/K2 search.
Rene A. Mendez
DAS/UChile - email@example.com
Comunicaciones DAS - FCFM
Martes 5 de junio de 2018