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What is ULME and why it will help us find exo-planets

Giancarlo Pace

In a number of very exciting present and future astrophysical challenges, such as the detection of ExoEarths and the characterization of their atmosphere, high resolution infra-red spectroscopy provides an invaluable help. However, in this domain, the telluric contamination is a major limitation that needs to be addressed thoroughly. We need no less than a full, accurate and detailed knowledge of the earth atmosphere transmission at the time and location of the observations and in the direction of the target. In this talk, we will show the reasons why this is best done by modelling the earth atmosphere, and why this motivated us to develop the web based platform that will take the name of ULME.

2015 April 08, 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