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PL2: Exoplanets

Session Organisers:

Peter Wheatley (University of Warwick, UK), Eamonn Kerins (University of Manchester, UK), Coel Hellier (University of Keele, UK)


The field of exoplanets continues to grow rapidly, with wide interest in the UK and German communities. Results from current instruments such as CoRoT, Kepler and WASP are driving the field at a dizzying pace, leading to frequent high-profile press coverage and strong public interest. There is also strong UK and German involvement in the development of new instrumentation, for instance PLATO, ECHO, SPHERE and NGTS.

The exoplanet session aims to cover all aspects of exoplanet research, both observational and theoretical. Contributions are encouraged from senior and junior researchers, and are expected to include all methods of exoplanet discovery and characterisation, as well as models of planet formation and evolution. The organisers would also welcome contributions on the habitability of exoplanetary systems and astrobiology.


This is a complete listing of all 53 entries

Poster Session B
Adaptation of the Met Office Unified Model to modelling exoplanets.  David Acreman
Close-in exoplanets, but none of ours: Guidance from Tritons orbit and the physics of gravitation  Miles F Osmaston
Ground-based secondary eclipse observations of CoRoT-1b  Hannah Ruth Wakeford
Modeling Exoplanet Transmission Spectra  Alexander Pettitt
Analysing exoplanetary data using unsupervised machine-learning  Ingo Waldmann
Transmission Spectroscopy on a Blotchy Canvas: Star Spot Corrections Using Gaussian Processes  Tom Evans
EChO detectability analysis using the NEMESIS radiative transfer and retrieval tool  Jo Barstow
Accurate parameters of WASP planet host stars  Amanda Doyle
Selection effects of the SuperWASP project  Simon Walker
Characterising Super Earths with the ECHO spacemission concept  Marcell Tessenyi
An integrated payload design for the EChO Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory  Neil Bowles
Microlensing planets in spiral arms  Markus Hundertmark
Things that go bump in the transit: Using Kepler lightcurves to determine stellar spot-belt drifts.  Joe Llama
Opacity and spectra in hot Jupiters  Nawal Husnoo
Debris from giant impacts: signposts of terrestrial planet formation  Alan Jackson
The Sun’s radial velocity jitter  Raphaelle D. Haywood
Exploring the treasure trove: PIRATE as a remotely operated exoplanets winnower  Jakub J Bochinski
New measures for the detection of habitable planets  Ulrike Lemke
What a high-accurate light curve could tell us about an exoplanet ?  Dimitris Mislis
The atmospheric structure of the hot Jupiters  Alexis Smith

Thursday 29th 10:00-11:15
10:00 The International Deep Planet Search (IDPS) survey (invited)  Jenny Patience
10:15 Planetary companions to white dwarfs (invited)  Dr Matt Burleigh
10:30 Detailed near-IR spectroscopy of planetary temperature atmospheres  Robert King
10:40 The SPHERE Science Program (invited)  Markus Feldt
10:55 A microlensing survey for cold exoplanets with Euclid  Eamonn Kerins
11:05 Exploring hitherto uncharted planet territory with lucky-imaging microlensing observations  Martin Dominik

Thursday 29th 11:45-13:00
11:45 The late evolution of planetary systems (invited)  Boris Gaensicke
12:00 The WASP-South survey for transiting exoplanets  Coel Hellier
12:10 WTS-2 b: a hot Jupiter in a tight orbit around a low-mass star  Jayne Birkby
12:20 Planet Hunters : An independent analysis of Kepler Data  Chris Lintott
12:30 The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK)  David Kipping
12:40 Observation and modelling of transits and starspots in the WASP-19 planetary system  Jeremy Tregloan-Reed
12:50 YETI: search for transiting planets in young clusters  christian adam

Friday 30th 10:00-11:15
10:00 Statistics of the HARPS GTO High Precision Sample Archive Data  Alexander Pettitt
10:10 Terrestrial planets from Kepler - the HARPS-N spectrograph (invited)  Don Pollacco
10:25 Rossiter-McLaughlin analysis of WASP hot Jupiters  David Brown
10:35 Detection of thermal emission from WASP-3b  John Rostron
10:45 Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets: current status  John Southworth
10:55 Homogeneous study of the transit light curves of CoRoT exoplanets  Anders Erikson
11:05 The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)  Peter Wheatley

Friday 30th 11:45-13:00
11:45 The PLATO mission (invited)  Heike Rauer
12:00 The science of EChO (invited)  Giovanna Tinetti
12:15 The 0.81 - 2.41 micron ground-based transmission spectra of the hot jupiter HD-189733b.  Camilla Danielski
12:25 Transmission Spectroscopy with the GTC 10.4 m  Paul Anthony Wilson
12:35 Structure and evolution of exoplanets: some news from the theoretical front (invited)  Isabelle Baraffe
12:50 Evaporating planets with stellar X-rays: a potential test for migration scenarios?  Alan Jackson

Friday 30th 14:15-15:30
14:15 A lower angular momentum limit for self-gravitating protostellar disc fragmentation  Dr Duncan Forgan
14:25 Global models of planetary system formation in radiatively-inefficient protoplanetary discs  Phil Hellary
14:35 Eccentric Planets and Lucky Horseshoes  Stephen Fendyke
14:45 Eccentricity Growth of Embedded Giant Planets  Alex Dunhill
14:55 Evolution and dynamics of the eccentric planetary system HD 181433  Giammarco Campanella
15:05 Super-Earths and Life, characterizing the atmosphere of rocky exoplanets (invited)  Lisa Kaltenegger
15:20 The outer boundary of the HZ: The size dependent scattering greenhouse effect of CO2 ice particles  A. Beate C. Patzer