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Exoplanets and the nature of other worlds

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Detection and characterization of planetary systems in the Universe is an historic endeavour. The completely unexpected characteristics of the many exoplanets found so far are capturing the interest of the scientific community as well as the general public imagination. After two decades of exoplanet discoveries the origin and nature of exoplanet remains surrounded by a glaze of mystery. Our Solar System seems one of the many solution Nature experiments when making planets. This talk will provide an outlook of main results in exoplanet research programs and prospects in characterization of planet structures and atmospheres.

This talk is part of the DAMTP Astro Mondays series.

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