Jonathan Gagne, Université de Montréal
The Search for Isolated Planetary-Mass Objects in the Solar Neighborhood
Abstract: I will present the concept of isolated planetary-mass objects, which are similar to giant exoplanets, but not in orbit around a star. I will lay out our current understanding of these objects, and the possibilities of how they may have gotten there, then explain the methods that we use to search for them. I will end by presenting current results from the survey that I lead to discover these objects and study their atmospheres in detail.
Tea at 3:30 p.m. Bausch & Lomb 271
Tuesday, February 19 at 3:35pm to 4:45pm
Bausch and Lomb Hall, 109
500 Wilson Blvd, Rochester, NY