Seminar: CPS Seminar
date: 2020 December 3 (Thu) 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Online seminar (Zoom + Video conference system)
Speaker: Norio Narita (Professor, Komaba Institute for Science, University of Tokyo)
Title: Latest results of new planet search with TESS
Abstract: TESS was launched in April 2018 and has completed its 2-year nominal transit survey. Now TESS is continuing its 3rd year extended mission. Through the nominal mission, TESS has discovered over 2000 candidates of transiting exoplanets. However, the candidates contain a large fraction of false positives mainly caused by eclipsing binaries. For this reason, additional follow-up observations for validating true planetary nature are ongoing in the world. Our team is working on this topic using multi-color simultaneous camera MuSCAT series installed on three 1.5-2 m telescopes covering the northern hemisphere. In this seminar, I will introduce the current status of the TESS transit survey and our latest results from the MuSCAT series.
Keywords: Exoplanets, Transit
Organizer: Junichiro Makino