M-PLEN Plenary Session - Start of Conference - Sara Seager, MIT / Session plénière - Ouverture du Congrès - Sara Seager, MIT
- Robert Fedosejevs (University of Alberta)
Prof. Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
6/15/15, 1:00 PM
Plenary Speaker / Conférencier plénier
Thousands of exoplanets are known to orbit nearby stars with the statistical inference that every star in our Milky Way Galaxy should have at least one planet. Beyond their discovery, a new era of “exoplanet characterization” is underway with an astonishing diversity of exoplanets driving the fields of planet formation and evolution, interior structure, atmospheric science, and orbital...