Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 14 of May 2021 11am - 4pm 2021-05-14 11:00M:00 2021-05-14 16:00M:00 America/New_York Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together all lovers of exoplanets and related science from the DC area and beyond. Virtual

The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together scientists who work on exoplanets and related topics from the DC area and beyond. This series of one-day meetings enable the sharing of ideas in an informal setting with the focus being on building collaborations and expertise.


The next meeting will be virtual. In keeping with the spirit of the Bay Area Exoplanet and the National Capitol Area Disk meetings, we aim to have plenty of time for discussion and building collaborations.

The agenda for the next meeting is posted below.


    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    The Pandora SmallSat Mission
    Elisa Quintana (NASA GSFC)
    The White Dwarf Opportunity: Precision Studies of Earth-like Exoplanet Atmospheres with JWST
    Ryan MacDonald (Cornell University)
    Further Considerations for Atmospheric Retrievals in the Era of JWST
    Jegug Ih (University of Maryland, College Park)
    TESS Observations of the Luhman 16 AB Brown Dwarf System: Rotational Periods, Lightcurve Evolution, and Zonal Circulation
    Daniel Apai (University of Arizona)
    Planetary and Brown Dwarf Companion Mass Ratio Distribution versus Stellar Mass and Orbital Separation
    Michael R. Meyer (The University of Michigan)
    New Enhancements to the Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center
    Nicholas Susemiehl (SURA/NASA (GSFC 693)/CRESST II)
    Quasi-periodic Pulsations in Stellar Flares
    Teresa Monsue (NASA GSFC - USRA)
    Simulating Reflected Light Exoplanet Spectra of the Promising Direct Imaging Target, And d, with a New, Fast Sampling Method using the Planetary Spectrum Generator
    Prabal Saxena (CRESST II/UMD-CP/NASA Goddard)
    Simulating Surface Albedos for Reflection Spectra of Rocky Exoplanets
    Carlos E. Cruz-Arce (Southeastern Universities Research Association, Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    Revealing the Vertical Cloud Structure of a Young Low-mass Brown Dwarf Analog to the AB Pictoris b directly-imaged exoplanet
    Elena Manjavacas (Space Telescope Science Institute)
    The Role of Stellar Chemistry Beyond Bulk Metallicity in Sculpting the Kepler Planets
    Robby Wilson (University of Virginia)
    Friends and Foes: Conditional Occurrence Rates of Exoplanet Companions and Implications for Radial Velocity Follow-up Observations
    Matthias Yang He (Penn State)
    A Solution to the Peas-in-a-Pod Problem for Extrasolar Planetary Systems
    Fred Adams (University of Michigan)
    A new conservation law for Planetary Impacts
    Almog Yalinewich (University of Toronto)
    Discussion and Closing Remarks

Apply to give a talk

This meeting relies on people volunteering to give contributed talks. We especially encourage visitors, new arrivals to the area, post-docs, and students to give talks. Also, we encourage you to invite others who may be interested in attending, including people from outside the DC area. Finally, please do not hesitate to request a talk even if you think that your presentation will be relatively short, because we aim to have ample time for discussion.

We also solicit 5-minute flash talks, so people are welcome to request a flash talk to showcase a poster or present other announcements.

Since we strive to have these meetings several times a year, we hope that everyone that is interested will be able talk about their current research in the near-term.

The deadline to request a talk for the May 14, 2021 meeting was April 23, 2021; however, you are welcome to submit talk requests at any time. Your request will be saved and considered for future meetings.

Please use THIS FORM to submit a talk request.

Location and Logistics

The meetings are typically held at locations in DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Delaware. The next Chexo meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 and will be virtual. The connection information will be sent out via email.

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