Characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres using high-resolution transmission spectroscopy method

by Zach Jiri (ESO)

Aula Majorana (Dipartimento di Fisica - Ed. G.Marconi)

Aula Majorana

Dipartimento di Fisica - Ed. G.Marconi


Transmission spectroscopy is a technique that allows us to constrain the chemical composition of the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets. I will present the intricacies of the method and show how using high spectral resolution allows us to infer additional parameters compared to the low-resolution method, such as the spin-orbit alignment or the existence of planetary winds. I will then present some results of high-resolution transmission spectroscopy of gas giant planets and show the synergy between ground-based high-resolution spectrographs and space missions such as HST and JWST.

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