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Weird New Worlds

Tuesday 18th February 2020 – Dr Beth Biller (University of Edinburgh)

Lecture Title: Weird New Worlds

Abstract: With literally thousands of exoplanet candidates discovered to date, we now know of a few relatively Earthlike worlds -- and many many more planets very different from those in our own solar system! I will discuss what we know already about these worlds and what we will be learning in the next decades as new and more advanced telescopes come online. I'll discuss as the prospects for getting the first "weather reports" from extrasolar planets and show the first weather maps made for brown dwarfs -- objects a bit bigger than planets but smaller than stars.

All talks start at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 - 26 George Street, with refreshments from 7.00 pm

Download the talk abstracts at: http://home.eps.hw.ac.uk/~phyrrt/IOP_Edinburgh_2019_20

We sincerely thank Renishaw for sponsorship

Free and open to non-members.

Organised By
IOP Scotland
Date/Time
18 Feb 2020 19:30 to 21:00
Location
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
United Kingdom
EH2 2PQ
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