Imaging Extrasolar Planets

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Bruce Macintosh
Stanford University
Year & Semester
2017 Spring
Presentation Date
April 24, 2017

Dr. Bruce Macintosh of Stanford University will discuss how with current technology, young planets can be directly imaged - resolved from their parent star - with a technique called adaptive optics. He will discuss results from such imaging, particularly the four-planet system orbiting HR8799.