The Subaru Seminar is
usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent
to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are
interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers
(Tae-Soo Pyo, Sherry Yeh, Nagayoshi Ohashi)
by email : sseminar_at_subaru.naoj.org (please change"_at" to @).
June 12, Thursday, at 11:00 am
" Directly Imaging and Characterizing Extrasolar Planets at High Contrast "
(University of Toronto)
Direct imaging is the new frontier in exoplanet detection and the means by
which we will eventually discover a true Earth twin around a Sun-like
star. In this talk, I introduce the new observing techniques and powerful
image processing methods used to directly image planets and present
recent/unpublished results clarifying the strange atmospheric properties
of imaged, super-jovian planetary companions around HR 8799 and ROXs 42B.
The next 5-10 years will see an explosion of new discoveries in this field
due to the commissioning of ground-based extreme adaptive optics imagers
capable of revealing many young jovian planets at Jupiter/Saturn-like
separations, including the Subaru SCExAO project. I will close by
describing exoplanet imaging science with the TMT, how TMT's
instrumentation may (nearly) image a rocky planet in the habitable zone
around nearby stars, and how SCExAO serves as a crucial bridge towards
Seminars are also held at JAC,