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Planet characterization with Juliet

Grant number: 19/22664-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 17, 2020
Effective date (End): February 27, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno
Grantee:Giulia Martos
Supervisor abroad: Nestor Astor Espinoza Perez
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:19/09249-8 - Exoplanet detection, BP.IC

Abstract

This project has the aim of using improved tools for the characterization of exoplanets through data obtained with the radial velocity and transit techniques. We will employ the versatile code Juliet using known exoplanets in the literature, for which there are public data available. In this way, the student will benefit by learning cutting-edge tools, and also the group at STScI will benefit, as the improved planet properties obtained by the student could be used for observations with the future James Web Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope. (AU)