Andrés Carmona Gonzalez
Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et en Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France
SPIRou is the new high resolution spectropolarimeter and high-precision velocimeter in the near-infrared for the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). In this talk, I will present the technical characteristics of SPIRou, the performances of the instrument during lab-testing and commissioning in Hawaii during 2018. I will briefly describe its science exploitation plan in the context of the search for extrasolar planets around low-mass and T Tauri stars and the investigation of the magnetic topology of young stars. Bonus discussion: For those interested on the topic of young planets inside protoplanetary disks, I will prepare a few slides about an on-going project concerning the measurement of the gas density inside the dust cavities of transition disks using CO ro-vibrational emission at 4.7 micron with VLT/CRIRES and links to the presence of embedded planets and synergies with ALMA/SPHERE observations.
2019 March 13, 13:30
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto