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The bulk composition of giant exoplanets

Mathieu J. M. Havel

With over 200 well characterized (known radius and mass) giant exoplanets (> 0.1 Mjup), we've reached the point where statistical studies are possible and needed to uncover the blanks in our understanding of formation and evolution of exoplanets. I will make a pot-pourri presentation, first introducing the modeling of giant exoplanets, then quickly go through a bunch of systems before heading to statistical challenges. This presentation will of course be heavily biased toward getting the bulk composition of these planets, but will hopefully open discussion with you guys on how to improve the approach.

2014 September 09, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia