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Interior characterization of Super-Earths & Mini-Neptunes and the case of Trappist-1.

Caroline Dorn
University of Zurich

I will start with a general introduction to the interior characterization of exoplanets. Given the available data it is impossible to uniquely determine the structure and compositions of exoplanets. Nonetheless, the generally large uncertainties on their interiors can be rigorously quantified using probabilistic approaches.

In a second part, I will focus on the specific case of Trappist-1. Interior characterization traditionally relies on individual planetary properties, ignoring correlations between different planets of the same system. We explore such correlations and data specific to the multiplanetary-system Trappist-1 and study their value for our understanding of their formation and evolution.

2018 June 21, 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