Bay Area Exoplanet Science Meeting #6

September 13, 2013

SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo, Mountain View, CA (directions)

Contact Natalie Batalha or Tom Greene

AGENDA (pdf)
9:00 Coffee and Conversation
9:30 Characterizing Hot-Jupiter Atmospheres with Spectral Retrieval Michael Line (UCSC / CIT)
10:30 Characterizing the Atmospheres of Low Mass Low Density (LMLD) Exoplanets Jonathan Fortney (UCSC)
11:00 BREAK
11:30 A '0.1 bar Tropopause Rule' in Thick Atmospheres of Planets and Large Moons Tyler Robinson (NASA Ames)
12:00 Atmospheres of Short-Period Exoplanets: Sub- Mercuries and Hot Jupiters Daniel Perez-Becker (UCB)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 The Diversity of Habitable Zones and Their Planets Stephen Kane (SFSU)
14:15 Kepler exoplanet statistics: status and plans Natalie Batalha (NASA Ames)
14:40 Kepler 2-wheel operation and spacecraft tests Doug Caldwell (SETI / Ames)
15:00 BREAK
15:30 Acceleration of the Growth of Jupiter's Core via Planetesimal Capture in a Voluminous Low-Density Envelope Jack Lissauer (NASA Ames)
16:00 Thermodynamical and transport properties of H-He plasma mixtures in planetary interiors Francois Soubiran (UCB)
16:30 A Transit Ingress of HD 80606b Observed in Polarized Light Sloane Wiktorowicz (UCSC)
17:00 Wrap up and brief discussion of future meetings ALL