Analysis of High-Resolution Transmission Spectra of Ultra-Hot Jupiters

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Hot Jupiters offer a unique view into the nature of the planetary population in extra-solar systems due to their sizes, high temperatures and short orbits. A special class of these hot Jupiter-like planets - called Ultra-hot Jupiters - opens a window for broadening our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and thermal structure of the hottest extra-solar gas giants. This PhD project aims at understanding and interpreting high-resolution transmission spectra of ultra-hot Jupiter planets obtained by spectroscopic observations. The goal is to investigate the atmospheres of the hottest known exoplanets.
Effective start/end date2020/09/012024/08/31

Free keywords

  • astronomy
  • high-resolution spectroscopy
  • exoplanets
  • atmospheres