Dr. Nick Cowan - McGill University

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Title: The Climates of Short-Period Planets

Description: A planet's climate is among the most complex physical systems in the Universe. The McGill Exoplanet Characterization Alliance (MEChA) is a diverse and interdisciplinary research group that interrogates planetary climate by observing exoplanets. I will describe our ongoing efforts to figure out what these strange worlds are like, from hot Jupiters and lava planets, to M-Earths. The sheer diversity of these planets is forcing us to broaden our views of atmospheric physics and planetary habitability.

Speaker: Dr. Nick Cowan

Institution: McGill University

Location: ABB-102

Website: http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~cowan/

Host: James Wadsley
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