8-12 juin, 2014


Ground-based Near-infrared Thermal Emission of hot Jupiters

Bryce Croll (MIT)

I will present results from our large program using CFHT/WIRCam on the near-infrared, thermal emission of hot Jupiters. I'll discuss the limiting systematics of ground-based, near-infrared photometry at the sub-millimagnitude level, and present the plethora of K-band detections of the thermal emission of hot Jupiters our program has returned. I'll conclude with what our WIRCam program teaches us about the the atmospheres of hot Jupiters as a class, and briefly discuss the intriguing, evaporating Mercury-planet candidate KIC 12557548b.
(doit être confirmé par le SOC)