Bay Area Exoplanet Science Meeting

June 29, 2012

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

Contact Natalie Batalha or Tom Greene

Shortcut to presentations (here)

09:30 Coffee, Welcome
10:00 NASA Ames Research Center Tom Greene
10:30 Lawrence Livermore National Lab Bruce Macintosh
11:00 UC Berkeley Geoff Marcy
11:30 UC Santa Cruz Greg Laughlin
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Kepler Exoplanet Science in the Extended Mission Natalie Batalha (ARC)
Science Shorts (5 minutes each + 5 minutes for questions):
13:30 Development of the Phase Induced Amplitude Apodization coronagraph for an Explorer mission Rus Belikov (ARC)
13:40 Exoplanet Atmospheres Jonathan Fortney (UCSC)
13:50 Planetary Systems are Flat Dan Fabrycky (UCSC)
14:00 Free-floating planets and microlensing Louis Strigari (Stanford)
14:10 A Disintegrating Planet in KIC 12557548 Eugene Chiang (UCB)
14:20 Millimeter Obs of Circumstellar Disks, and What They Can (or Can't) Tell Us about Planets Meredith Hughes (UCB)
14:30 Dynamical Mechanisms for Atmospheric Heat Redistribution in Hot Jupiters Daniel Perez-Becker (UCB)
14:40 Current and Future SETI Searches of the Kepler Planets Dan Werthhimer (SSL)
14:50 Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Jon Jenkins (ARC)
15:00 Tidal Interactions Tristan Guillot (UCSC / Nice)
15:10 Coffee Break
15:30 Resolution Boosting Using Inserted Interferometer to Spectrograph System Ed Wishnow (SSL)
15:40 Hydrogen-Helium Immiscibility Temperatures at High Pressures Using Density Functional Theory, Miguel Silva-Morales (LLNL)
15:50 Chemistry in the interior of ice giants and the impact on the magnetic field for Neptune class planets Sebastien Hamel (LLNL)
16:00 The Kepler - HARPS Comparison: An Update on the Quest to Characterize Planet Populations Angie Wolfgang (UCSC)
16:10 Characterizing Directly Imaged Exoplanets Mark Marley (ARC)
16:20 Open Discussion: ALL
recap, potential collaborations, future meeting plans (frequency, format, themes)