Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Exoplanet Research: A History of Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Davide Cenadelli, Andrea Bernagozzi
      Pages 3-20
    3. Danielle Briot, Jean Schneider
      Pages 35-49
    4. Edward W. Dunham
      Pages 51-64
    5. Laurance R. Doyle, Hans J. Deeg
      Pages 65-84
    6. Frederic V. Hessman
      Pages 85-93
    7. Hans J. Deeg, Juan Antonio Belmonte
      Pages 95-113
  3. Solar System–Exoplanet Synergies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Katherine de Kleer, Imke de Pater
      Pages 117-140
    3. Emmanuel Lellouch
      Pages 215-233
    4. Peter L. Read, Stephen R. Lewis, Geoffrey K. Vallis
      Pages 285-315
    5. A. Sánchez-Lavega, M. Heimpel
      Pages 317-348
    6. Antonio García Muñoz, Tommi T. Koskinen, Panayotis Lavvas
      Pages 349-374
    7. Sébastien Charnoz, Aurélien Crida, Ryuki Hyodo
      Pages 375-394
    8. Julia de León, Javier Licandro, Noemí Pinilla-Alonso
      Pages 395-419
    9. Pilar Montañés-Rodríguez, Enric Pallé
      Pages 421-444
  4. Between Planets and Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Anthony P. Whitworth
      Pages 447-468
    3. V. J. S. Béjar, Eduardo L. Martín
      Pages 469-501
    4. Étienne Artigau
      Pages 555-573
    5. Nicolas Lodieu
      Pages 575-587
    6. Peter K. G. Williams
      Pages 589-609
    7. Jean Schneider
      Pages 611-616
  5. Planet Discovery Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 617-617
    2. Hans J. Deeg, Roi Alonso
      Pages 633-657
    3. Virginie Batista
      Pages 659-687
    4. Fabien Malbet, Alessandro Sozzetti
      Pages 689-704
    5. Michael Kramer
      Pages 767-786
    6. T. Joseph W. Lazio
      Pages 817-833
  6. Ground-Based Instrumental Projects for Exoplanet Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 853-853
    2. Francesco Pepe, François Bouchy, Michel Mayor, Stéphane Udry
      Pages 855-882
    3. Jonay I. González Hernández, Francesco Pepe, Paolo Molaro, Nuno C. Santos
      Pages 883-901
    4. Jean-François Donati, D. Kouach, M. Lacombe, S. Baratchart, R. Doyon, X. Delfosse et al.
      Pages 903-929

About this book


This state-of-the-art reference work includes over 15 sections dealing with all aspects of exoplanets and exobiology research, including historic aspects, the Solar System as a template, objects at the planet-to-star transition, exoplanet detection and characterization with related instrumentation, technology and software tools, planet and planet-system statistics with recent and planned surveys, their atmosphere and formation and evolution processes, habitability and exobiology implications, and outlooks for future exploration and science development, including visionary contributions. Each section has 10-20 contributions written by the top experts in their subject, including both senior researchers as well as young, smart researchers who represent the future of the discipline.  
All in all, this handbook comprehensively tackles one of the most challenging and dynamic fields of modern astronomy and astrophysics.   


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans J. Deeg
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Belmonte
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa Laguna, TenerifeSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa Laguna, TenerifeSpain

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