Formation, Structure and Evolution of Giant Planets
|The discovery of transit planets
and the ability to measure their radius and mass (see figure) provides
stringent constraints on irradiation processes and on their effect on
the planetary structure and evolution.
We plan to develop evaporation models and try to identify observational signatures of such process on the structure and evolution of giant planets.
Our team associates
complementary expertises in the fields of planet formation, planet
and evolution, evaporation of planetary atmospheres, stellar astronomy
(properties of parent stars), observation and statistics of exoplanets.
team members (in boldface) and invited members (in italic) are listed
I. Baraffe : Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
W. Benz : University of Bern, Switzerland
G. Chabrier : Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
T. Guillot : Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, France
Space research Institute,
Y. Kulikov : PGI, Murmansk, Russia
H. Lammer : Space research Institute, Graz, Austria
F. Pont : Observatoire de Genève, Switzerland
Ribas : Institute
Science, Barcelona, Spain
Selsis : Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Program of the first meeting