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SYMPOSIUM 4: From Macro to Micro Stellar Transit


Stellar transits provide us fundamental information about planets, stars, and the properties of discs: geometrical sizes, dynamical masses, bulk densities, inclinations of orbital axis with respect to rotational axis, apsidal motions, centre-to-limb darkening, and circumstellar disc structure. Those properties are crucial ingredient in the understanding of the formation and evolution of stars and the planetary systems around them. Great progress has been made and will be made in the study of stellar transits through observations and theory, particularly with the successful operation of the COROT and KEPLER space missions. Thus, the time is right for a meeting to focus on the observational and theoretical aspects of transits in stars, with the programme centred around four topical questions:
- Stellar eclipses: what have we learned from them across the H-R diagram and what is the connection with current observations that focus on exoplanets?
- Planetary transits: why is there a large spread in the mass-density relationship of transiting exoplanets? How could we find transiting habitable planets?
- Atmospheres of transiting planets and biomarkers: what information do we have about planet spectra and how does it compare to brown dwarf spectra? What should we do for being prepared to get transmission spectroscopy of habitable exoplanets?
- Disc transits: what is the connection between disc structures and planetary and stellar companions?


More information at the symposium site: http://www.ucm.es/info/carmenes/lisboa/



This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (Centro de Astrobiología, Spain)
Johannes Andersen (U. of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Simon Hodgkin (Institute of Astronomy, UK)
David Pinfield (U. of Hertfordshire, UK)
Ignasi Ribas (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, Spain)


Monday September 6th

11:30 – 12:20 Alvaro Giménez

From Eclipsing Binaries to Planetary Transits

12:20 – 13:00 Antonio Claret

Limb-darkening effects in planetary transits

13:00 Lunch

15:30 – 16:10 Enric Pallé

Lunar eclipses

16:10 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:10 Roi Alonso


17:10 – 17:30 Giuseppe Leto

Magnetic Activity of CoRoT-6 and CoRoT-7

17:10 – 17:50 Hannu Parvianen


Tuesday September 7th

9:30 – 10:10 Natalie Batalha


10:10 – 10:30 Carlos Del Burgo

Time Series Observations

10:30 Coffee Break

12:30 Lunch

15:30 – 16:00 Jaynie Birkby

WFCAM Transit Survey

16:00 – 16:40 Isabella Pagano


16:40 – 17:00 Nadia Kostogrya

Polarization in HD189733

17:00 – 17:20 Eduardo Martín




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