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This is an archived year. Or maybe you want Current_schedule.


[edit] Fall 2012


Introductory Meeting

3 minutes from each of the ~20 attendees


[[ 10/2/12 "Fast track to find an inhabited exoplanet" Brinson Lecture, Adler Planetarium David Charbonneau from Harvard University ]]

[[ 10/3/12 "How to Find the Nearest Habitable Exoplanets" Astro Dept. Colloquium David Charbonneau from Harvard University ]]

[[ 10/8/12 "Characterizing Super-Earth Exoplanets with Transmission Spectroscopy: Applications to GJ1214b" Theory underlying observations of transits. Bjoern Benneke visitor from MIT ]]

[[ 10/11/12 "Transit Anomalies in Extrasolar Planets" Geza Kovacs visitor from Konkoly Observatory, Budapest ]]


"Alignment of the stellar spin with the orbits of a three-planet system" Sanchis-Ojeda, Fabrycky, Winn, et al. 2012

"Planet-Planet Eclipse and the Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect of a Multiple Transiting System: Joint Analysis of the Subaru Spectroscopy and the Kepler Photometry" Hirano et al. 2012

Dan Fabrycky

Hinds 451

[[ 10/26/12 @ 3:30 "Atmospheric chemistry of water worlds" seminar by Ray Pierrehumbert in Hinds 101 ]]


"An Earth-mass planet orbiting α Centauri B" Dumusque et al. 2012

Laura Kreidberg

Hinds 451

[[Tues. 11/6/12 @ 1:00 "Indication of insensitivity of weathering behavior and habitable zone to surface land fraction" practice seminar by Dorian Abbot in Hinds 451]]


40 min: "Two nearby sub-Earth-sized exoplanet candidates in the GJ 436 system" Stevenson et al. 2012; Kevin Stevenson

20 min: "Kepler-47: A Transiting Circumbinary Multiplanet System" Orosz et al. 2012; Daniel Koll

[[ 11/14/12 "Infrared Spectroscopy of Extrasolar Planetary Atmospheres" Astronomy Colloquium Drake Deming visitor from University of Maryland, College Park ]]


"Discovery of a Candidate for the Coolest Known Brown Dwarf" Luhman et al. 2011

"Discovery of a Companion at the L/T Transition with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer" Loutrel et al. 2011

Camilo Delgado


"Direct Imaging Discovery of a `Super-Jupiter' Around the late B-Type Star Kappa And" Carson et al. 2012

Joe Carson visitor from College of Charleston

[edit] Winter 2013


"Gravoturbulent Planetesimal Formation: The Positive Effect of long-lived Zonal Flows" Dittrich, Klahr, and Johansen 2012

Ana Uribe


Gwenael Boue "Planets Near Mean-Motion Resonances" Petrovich, Tremaine, & Malhotra 2012

[[ 1/28/13

Mars and the problem of planetary habitability

visitor Edwin Kite from Caltech

LOCATION: Hinds 101, 3 pm.]]


"Planetary System Disruption by Galactic Perturbations to Wide Binary Stars" Kaib, Raymond, & Duncan 2013

Nathan Kaib


"On the Stability of Super-Earth Atmospheres" Heng & Kopparla 2012

Jun Yang


"A sub-Mercury-sized exoplanet" Barclay et al. 2013

Daniel Koll

[[ 3/12/13 Field trip to Northwestern U to see Joshua Carter "Photodynamics: revealing the secrets of the lowest-mass planets and stars" ]]

[[ 3/13/13

Astrophysics Colloquium: The Road to 100 Earths

Debra Fischer from Yale

LOCATION: BSLC 115, 3:30 pm.]]


"Infrared Transmission Spectroscopy... using Wide-Field Camera 3 on HST" Deming et al. 2013

Laura Kreidberg

[edit] Spring 2013

4/1/13 -- Open discussion of all attendees. Please give an update to your research or interests.

4/15/13 Duration Drifts in Kepler Sean Mills

4/29/13 Manuscript in Prep., Dorian Abott / Jun Yang

[[ 5/10/13

Joe Kirschvink from Caltech

Geosci Colloquium, 3 pm.]]


"3D climate modeling of close-in land planets: Circulation patterns, climate moist bistability and habitability"

Rob Wordsworth

Tuesday (avoiding Memorial Day) 5/28/13

"Low-mass Planets in Protoplanetary Disks with Net Vertical Magnetic Fields: The Planetary Wake and Gap Opening" Zhu, Stone, and Rafikov 2013

Alissa Bans


"Transits and occultations of an Earth-sized planet in an 8.5-hour orbit" Sanchis-Ojeda et al. 2013

Roberto Sanchis-Ojeda visiting from MIT


Tutorial on tides in solid bodies

Gwenael Boue

[edit] Summer 2013


"Clouds in Wacky Climates," a talk to be publicly presented at the Chapman conference on planetary atmospheres.

Dorian Abbot


"Catastrophic evaporation of rocky planets" Perez-Becker & Chiang

Arieh Konigl


Talk: Planet Hunters: Searching for Exoplanets with 500,000 Eyes

Meg Schwamb, visiting from Yale University]]


"Water loss from terrestrial planets with CO2-rich atmospheres." Wordsworth & Pierrehumbert

Robin Wordsworth


"Imaging of the CO Snow Line in a Solar Nebula Analog"

Laura Kreidberg


Tidally Locked Exoplanets -- Mills & Abbot, in press at ApJL

Sean Mills


Free-form meeting --> talk about your own work or summarize a recent paper that interested you.


Greg Gilbert]]


Water vapor, Clouds, and Thermal Emission of Tidally Locked Terrestrial Planets, by Yang, Abbot, Cowan

Jun Yang

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