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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium

Astronomy Colloquium

The Demographics of Stars and Exoplanets in the Era of TESS and Gaia
Daniel Huber, Assistant Astronomer/Professor, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa,

The study of stars and planets in our galaxy has been revolutionized over the past decade by a flood of high-precision data from ground-based spectroscopic surveys and space telescopes such as Kepler/K2, TESS and Gaia. In this talk I will discuss recent advances enabled by these datasets in three interconnected science areas: the study of stellar structure and evolution using asteroseismology, the large-scale determination of ages for galactic stellar populations, and the inference of exoplanet compositions and demographics using transit and radial velocity surveys. I will also discuss future prospects for stellar-exoplanet synergies using new ground and space-based facilities such as the Keck Planet Finder and the Roman Space Telescope.

To view this talk via YouTube, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb1880Rn0qkKzIavl-n_7RaMyDOiU9XHm

For more information, please contact Jim Fuller by email at jfuller@caltech.edu or visit http://www.astro.caltech.edu.