Main Research Fields
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.
- Star and planet formation
- Protoplanetary disk evolution
- Transitional disks
- Hervé Bouy, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, in Bordeaux, France.
- Timo Prusti, RSSD, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
- David Ardila, Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL (Pasadena, CA, USA).
- Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands. and MPE, Garching, Germany.
- Neal Evans, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States.
- Lucas Cieza, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.
- Paul Harvey, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States.
- Fernando Comerón, European Southern Observatory, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
- Benjamín Montesinos, Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB, Spain).
- Carlos Eiroa, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain).
Project/mission at ESA
Contact point: Bruno Merín
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