Exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life
Astronomy and astrophysics
Friday 07 April 2017
to 11:30 at
Ignas Snellen (Leiden University)
In this talk I will review the state-of-the-art work on exoplanet characterization, mainly focusing on ground-based techniques. I will discuss what we do now, can do in the near future with instruments like CRIRES+, and later with the European Extremely Large Telescope. Detailed knowledge of the chemical composition and climate of Earth-like planets such as Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST sisters are within reach.