PTYS 568

Syllabus

General Reading List

Exoplanet Detection Techniques (Fisher et al. 2013)
Radial Velocities (Lovis and Fisher)
Advances in exoplanet science from Kepler (Lissauer et al. 2014)
Exoplanet Properties (Howard et al. 2012)
Exoplanet Properties (Science, Howard et al. 2013)
Attaining Precise RVs .. (Butler et al. 1996)
Light Curve Modeling (Mandel & Agol 2002)
Microlensing Review (Gaudi 2012)
Planet Population Stats (Howard et al. 2012)
Pop Syn. (Ida and Lin et al. 2004)
Pop Syn. (Mordasini et al. 2009)
Simple solutions Irrad. case (Hubeny et al. 2003)
Simple solutions Irrad. case (Hansen et al. 2008)
Non-eq. chemistry (Hubeny et al. 2007)

Student Presentations


Dates: Mar 2, 7, 9, 21 (names are in order of when you present)
Kyle Pearson (Transit Timing Variations)
Jessie Brown (bio signatures)
Laci Brock (polarization)
Ben Lew (polluted white dwarfs)
Adam Sutherland (Clouds)
Alex Bixel (debris disks)
Michael Hammer (interior equations of state)
Ian Winner (microlensing)

Lecture Slides
(with contributions from E. Agol, J. Bean, C Marois, P. Hauschildt, and others. Many references are missing from the slides so please check with me if you wish to reuse something or need a specific reference)
Intro + motivation
motivation + RV
discovery techniques (Transits pt1)
discovery techniques (Transits pt2)
discovery techniques (microlensing)
discovery techniques (direct imaging pt1)
discovery techniques (direct imaging pt2)
planet stats
planet formation
planet population synthesis
planet atmospheres, overview 1
planet atmospheres, overview 2
radiative transfer, part 1
radiative transfer, part 2
chemistry, part 1
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Materials for Project 1

Direct Imaging / GPI tutorial
tar file for beta pic 2013 observationsl
GPI commissioning
GPI first light
GPI Beta Pic b spectrum

Materials for Project 2

PHOENIX Model atmosphere tutorial
PHOENIX manual
A paper on Beta Pic b