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 From Hot Jupiters to Scorched Earths:

Understanding the Shortest-Period Exoplanets

A Special Session for the AAS 225th Meeting

Organizers: Brian Jackson (Boise State University),

Guillem Anglada-Escudé (Queen Mary University of London), &

Roberto Sanchis-Ojeda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)



Goals of the Session:

From wispy gas giants on the verge of disruption to tiny rocky bodies already falling apart, short-period exoplanets pose a severe challenge to theories of planet formation and evolution, but they dominate observational constraints on planetary composition, internal structure, meteorology, and more.

This special AAS session will gather together experts in detection, characterization, theory of short period planets, and star-planet interactions. The session will link the lessons learned from hot Jupiters to the characterization of the emergent population of small, short period planets.

Questions? Comments? Contact us at short.period.coolstars@gmail.com.

Time/Place: Thursday, 8 January 2015, 10:00am-11:30am / TBD

Confirmed Speakers:

TopicFirst NameLast NameAffiliationWebsite
Thermal Emission from KELT-1b: Probing Brown Dwarf Atmospheres in Extreme IrradiationThomasBeattyPSU
Disintegrating MercuriesEugeneChiangUC Berkeleyhttp://astro.berkeley.edu/~echiang/
Warm Jupiters as failed hot JupitersRebekahDawsonUC Berkeleyhttp://astro.berkeley.edu/~rdawson/
Short-period terrestrial planets and radial velocity stellar jitterXavierDumusqueHarvard CfA
Tidal Decay and Disruption of Gaseous ExoplanetsBrianJacksonBoise State
The atmospheric circulation of ultra-short period exoplanetsTiffanyKatariaUA/LPL
Precise Water Abundance Estimates for Hot Jupiters from HST/WFC3LauraKreidbergChicagohttp://astro.uchicago.edu/~kreidberg/
Many Ultra-Short-Period Rocky Planets are Evaporated Sub-NeptunesEricLopezUC Santa Cruzhttp://www.ucolick.org/~edlopez/home.html
The Transition Between Rocky and Gaseous PlanetsLeslieRogersCaltechhttp://www.astro.caltech.edu/~larogers/Welcome.html
Characterizing the shortest-period planets found by KeplerRobertoSanchis-OjedaUC Berkeleyhttp://sanchisojeda.com

Session Schedule (90 min total, 9 min per talk): https://aas225.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp