Biermann lectures - How to model an extra solar planet
In this year’s Biermann Lectures Professor Isabelle Baraffe from the University of Exeter will talk about exoplanet modelling. The different aspects touched on in the course of the miniseries will range from an exoplanet’s interior structure to its outer atmosphere.
After her PhD in Astronomy from University of Paris and University of Göttingen in 1990 she worked at MPA and University of Göttingen as a postdoc. In Lyon, she held her first professorships before moving to England where she joined the University of Exeter in 2010. There she is now the Head of Astrophysics and holds the Chair of Astrophysics. In addition to being named Biermann Lecturer 2015, she has received a number of national awards in France, Germany and the UK, such as the Johann-Wempe award in 2004 for her outstanding theoretical work about low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar gas planets. Without her evolutionary models of these objects, some of the most exciting recent observations with the Hubble Space Telescope or the Very Large Telescope could not have been interpreted. Moreover, she was awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council in 2012 to work on this area.
Biermann lectures 2015 by Prof. Isabelle Baraffe:
Wednesday, 8. July: “Planetary interior structures: what we know and what we do not know"
Wednesday, 15. July: "Exoplanet atmospheres: the basics"
Wednesday, 29. July: "Planetary atmospheric dynamics"
All lectures will be given at 15:30 at MPA (Large seminar room E.0.11) and will be preceded by tea, coffee and cookies at 15:15.