We combine multi-wavelength analysis of star-forming regions to study the dissipation of disks and the transitional disks together with studies of young transiting exoplanets around young stars to link the properties of both samples of objects. We foresee observations with JWST, VLT and ALMA among others to support these investigations, including the use of ESA's 1m Optical Ground Station (OGS) for targetted exoplanet transit searches in young star-forming regions.

Scientists from the Carmenes project (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs) from the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) are also collocated at ESAC, near Madrid.

The members of the exoplanets and protoplanetary disks group in 2020 are :

Former ESA Research Fellows, Ph.D. students, summer trainees in our group :

Some recent publications :

Contact point: Bruno Merín

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