Detecting Circumbinary Planets


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Date
Wednesday, October 05 2011 - 7:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Laurance Doyle
Affiliation
SETI Institute
Description

We discuss several techniques for the detection of circumbinary planets (CBP, planets that circle two stars at once). This involves detection by transits (which in the case of CBP produce a quasi-periodic signal), eclipsing binary (EB) timing, dynamical timing of EBs, and a new detection technique called the "eclipse echo" EE method. With all these acronyms the detection of CBP around EBs with the EE method should make NASA happy. : )

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