Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 18 of May 2018 10am - 5pm 2018-05-18 10:00:00 2018-05-18 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. 5241 Broad Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together all lovers of exoplanets and related science 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 Carnegie DTM. In keeping with the spirit of the Bay Area Exoplanet and the National Capitol Area Disk meetings, there will be plenty of time for discussion and building collaborations. We are soliciting contributed talks, with a special focus on talks from students, post-docs, and visitors. Since we plan have these meetings several times a year, we hope that everyone that is interested will be able talk about their current research.

Each meeting features an invited speaker. This meeting's speaker is Karl Stapelfeldt who is Chief Scientist of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, and based at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Final Schedule

    Welcome and Introductions
    Karl Stapelfeldt - NASA JPL
    The Path to Direct Imaging Characterization of Habitable Exoplanets
    Thomas Barclay - NASA GSFC
    Updates from TESS and a Revised Exoplanet Yield Estimate
    Elizabeth Warner - University of Maryland
    Observing Exoplanets and KELT Candidates with Small Telescopes
    Meredith MacGregor - Carnegie DTM
    Detection of a Millimeter Flare from Proxima Centauri
    Daniel Carrera - Penn State
    Identifying super-Earths and photo-evaporated cores
    Kevin Schlaufman - Johns Hopkins University
    The Maximum Mass of a Planet
    Abigail Rymer - JHU-APL
    Solar System Ice Giants: Exoplanets in our Backyard
    Natasha Batalha - STScI
    Using Color-Color Diagrams to Classify Directly Imaged Planets
    Benjamin Nelson - CIERA/Northwestern University
    Quantifying the Evidence for a Planet in Radial Velocity Data
    Hannah Wakeford - STScI
    Clouds as an opacity source: an observational review
    John Chambers - Carnegie DTM
    An Optimized Population Synthesis Model for Planet Formation
    Clémence Fontanive - University of Edinburgh
    Brown dwarfs binaries: from statistics to formation and evolution
    Jonathan Gagné - Carnegie DTM
    Young Stars and Planetary-Mass Objects in the Solar Neighborhood


The meetings are held at locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The next meeting will be hosted by Carnegie DTM. While we are not requiring attendees to register, Carnegie have kindly offered to provide lunch at no charge to attendees. However, lunches are individually ordered, so if you would like lunch then you will need to register and request a lunch. Please fill in this form with your email. Carnegie is using for the food ordering, they will send an invitation to each person and present a menu to choose from. There are vegetarian and gluten-free choices. The deadline for lunch orders is noon on May 16.

The meeting will take place in the Greenewalt Building. Look for the white-domed Van de Graaff building, and you are right next to the Greenewalt Building. The closest metro stations are Van Ness Metro Station and Friendship Heights Metro Station. Parking is free on the campus. Park anywhere you can find a parking spot, street parking is also available near the campus.

5241 Broad Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

Institutional Points of Contact

Apply to give a talk

This meeting relies on people giving talk. We especially encourage visitors, new arrivals, students, and postdocs to give talks. Please also invite others who may be interested in attending, including people from outside the Bay 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 for the next meeting has now closed.

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