Joshua Pepper (Lehigh University)

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Transiting Exoplanets in the Era of TESS // The next five years will deliver a huge number of new exoplanet candidates from a variety of sources. K2 and TESS will provide hundreds to thousands of new transit candidates. Gaia is expecting a similar number of astrometric discoveries. Ground-based transit and radial velocity surveys are continuing, and new direct imaging facilities are being deployed. Managing our understanding of these systems will be a crucial task for the astronomical community, along with allocating scarce resources for confirmation and characterization of individual planets. I will discuss the some of the challenges on the horizon, and will with a special focus on TESS and synergy with existing exoplanet surveys like KELT.

12:15 PM, March 6th, 2018
Science Talk