Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 6 of September 2019 10am - 5pm 2019-09-06 10:00:00 2019-09-06 17:00:00 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. University of Delaware, Clayton Hall

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 hosted by the University of Delaware. 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. We solicit contributed talks, with a special focus on talks from students, post-docs, and visitors. Since we plan to have these meetings several times a year, we hope that everyone that is interested will be able talk about their current research.

Each meeting also features an invited speaker. The next meeting's invited speaker is David Sing (Johns Hopkins University). The full schedule is below. The schedule as well as the abstracts can also be found at this link.


    Arrive/Coffee/Poster Set-Up
    Opening Remarks
    Invited Talk
    David Sing (JHU)
    Simulating James Webb Space Telescope Observations for Transiting Exoplanets
    Maryam Haytham Esmat (Space Telescope Science Institute and Lycoming College)
    Transmission Spectroscopy of WASP-79b from 0.6 to 5.0 microns
    Kristin Showalter Sotzen (JHU Applied Physics Laboratory)
    A Novel Multiband Photometer for Exoplanet Atmospheric Characterization
    Ashley Baker (University of Pennsylvania)
    MIRECLE: Exploring the Nearest M-Earths Through Ultra-Stable Mid-IR Transit and Phase-Curve Spectroscopy
    Avi Mandell (NASA GSFC)
    Flash Talks
    Lunch Break
    The 2019 WFIRST (CGI) Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge
    Julien Girard (STScI)
    Sizing Up Red Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood
    Michele L. Silverstein (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    From Midplane to Planets. The Chemical Fingerprint of a Disk.
    Christian Eistrup (University of Virginia)
    A perfect testbed for planet-disk interaction: two giant protoplanets in resonance shaping the PDS 70 protoplanetary disk
    Jaehan Bae (Carnegie DTM)
    Hot Jupiters are Tidally Destroyed While Their Hosts are on the Main Sequence
    Jacob Hamer (JHU)
    Coffee Break/Poster Session
    The Typical Terrestrial-mass Planet Discovered by Transit Surveys and Its Implications for Planet Formation and Evolution
    Kevin Schlaufman (Johns Hopkins University)
    Modeling transit spectra for M-star Aqua-Earths using GCMs
    Gabrielle Suissa (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    Chemistry of Temperate Exoplanet Atmospheric Hazes from the Laboratory
    Sarah Moran (Johns Hopkins University)
    Biosignature Surveys and Exoplanet Yields
    McCullen Sandora (U Penn)
    Closing Remarks

Apply to give a talk

This meeting relies on people giving contributed talks. We especially encourage visitors, new arrivals, students, and post-docs to give talks. Please also invite others who may be interested in attending, including people from outside the DC area. Please do not hesitate to request a talk even if you think that your presentation will be very short; we have found that even the most simple talks usually need 20 minutes to allow for adequate discussion.

The deadline to request a talk for the next meeting was August 9.

Please use THIS FORM to submit a talk request.

Location and Logistics

The meetings are held at locations in DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Delaware. The next Chexo meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 6, 2019 and will be hosted by the University of Delaware. The meeting will take place in Clayton Hall.

In addition to talks, we are able to accommodate a few posters, so if you're interested in sharing one feel free to bring it with you. We also expect to have time for flash talks/announcements, so you are welcome to make a slide or two to showcase your poster or other announcement.

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, all-day coffee and tea, and on-site parking are covered for attendees.

University of Delaware, Clayton Hall

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