Extrasolar Planets: Famous Firsts, Boisterous Births, and Destructive Deaths
Speaker: Dimitri Veras, Ph.D., Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Date: Friday April 21, 2017
Time:12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Venue: Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium
Over 3000 planets have now been discovered outside of our Solar system. Their remarkable diversity highlights the uniqueness of our own planetary system. In this talk, I will review the state of the field of extrasolar planets: I will discuss what we know about these planets, which ones represent milestones, how they are discovered, how they are born and how they will die.
Dr. Dimitri Veras is an astrophysicist who currently holds a research fellowship in both the exoplanet and white dwarf research groups at the University of Warwick. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he had postdoctoral research appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of Florida. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dimitri Veras's work.