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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium – Beckman Auditorium

Dimitri Mawet - Imaging and Remote Sensing of Other Worlds

The discovery of thousands of exoplanets over the past 20 years has taught us that our solar system is just one example among a mind-boggling variety of world architectures. Most of these planetary systems were detected by indirect techniques, which have ushered in the field of exoplanetology.

Mawet will consider the findings made possible by direct, high-contrast imaging and spectroscopy. Beyond providing us with striking pictures of other worlds, this technique has yielded the most detailed measurements made to date by remote sensing of exoplanet atmospheres.

Dimitri Mawet is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Caltech.

This is a free event; no tickets or reservations are required.

Reserved section tickets are available to members of the Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

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