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Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

1st Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science

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  • Clearly describes the different techniques used to detect and characterize exoplanets

  • Explains the techniques’ advantages and limitations and their complementary roles

  • Meets the needs of researchers in planetary science looking to expand their knowledge of detection techniques

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (ASSL, volume 428)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Radial Velocity Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. The Transit Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87
    2. Extrasolar Planetary Transits

      • Andrew Collier Cameron
      Pages 89-131
  4. The Microlensing Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. Microlensing Planets

      • Andrew Gould
      Pages 135-179
  5. The Direct Imaging Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181
    2. Direct Imaging of Faint Companions

      • Riccardo Claudi
      Pages 183-252

About this book

In this book, renowned scientists describe the various techniques used to detect and characterize extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, with a view to unveiling the “tricks of the trade” of planet detection to a wider community. The radial velocity method, transit method, microlensing method, and direct imaging method are all clearly explained, drawing attention to their advantages and limitations and highlighting the complementary roles that they can play in improving the characterization of exoplanets’ physical and orbital properties. By probing the planetary frequency at different distances and in different conditions, these techniques are helping astrophysicists to reconstruct the scenarios of planetary formation and to give robust scientific answers to questions regarding the frequency of potentially habitable worlds. Twenty years have passed since the discovery of a Jupiter-mass companion to a main sequence star other than the Sun, heralding the birth of extrasolar planetary research; this book fully conveys the exciting progress that has been achieved during the intervening period.

Keywords

  • Direct imaging of Exoplanets
  • Lomb-Scargle
  • Microlens Parallax
  • Microlensing Method
  • Observational Techniques
  • Planetary Microlensing
  • Radial Velocity
  • Radial Velocity Method
  • Rossiter-McClaughlin Effect
  • Transit Method

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy

    Valerio Bozza

  • Planet and Star Formation, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany

    Luigi Mancini

  • INAF–Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Pino Torinese (TO), Italy

    Alessandro Sozzetti

About the editors

Valerio Bozza is a researcher in the "E.R. Caianiello" Department of Physics at the University of Salerno, Italy. Dr. Bozza gained his doctorate from Salerno University in 2002 for a thesis on "Pre-Big Bang cosmology: initial conditions and brane-worlds" and subsequently undertook research at CERN’s TH Unit. His fields of interest include cosmology (string cosmology, bouncing cosmologies, cosmological perturbations, brane worlds, and transplanckian effects), gravitational lensing by black holes, and microlensing (the search for extrasolar planets, binary microlensing modeling, and microlenses surrounded by gas clouds). He is the author of more than 90 scientific publications.

Luigi Mancini works as a Research Staff Scientist in the Planet and Star Formation Department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. As a member of the HATSouth project team, his research is currently focused primarily on the search for extrasolar planets transiting nearby bright stars in the Southern Hemisphere. Dr. Mancini is also leading a project for accurate measurements of the properties of extrasolar planets via photometric observations and is involved in the GAPS (Characterizing the Global Architectures of Planetary Systems) project. He holds the Italian National Academic Qualification as an Associate Professor and is the author of approaching 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Alessandro Sozzetti is an astronomer at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics), Italy. He studied Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA. His main research interests include the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets, brown dwarfs, and planetary systems employing spectroscopic, photometric, and astrometric techniques and utilizing both ground-based and space-borne observatories; the formation and early evolution of stars and planets; and the characterization of planet host stars and their environment. He is the author of more than 120 scientific publications.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

  • Book Subtitle: 1st Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science

  • Editors: Valerio Bozza, Luigi Mancini, Alessandro Sozzetti

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27458-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-27456-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80146-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-27458-4

  • Series ISSN: 0067-0057

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-7985

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 252

  • Number of Illustrations: 74 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Space Physics, Accelerator Physics

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-27458-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)