Prof. Michel Mayor

Geneve University, CH
(Curriculum Vitae)

Prof. Michel Mayor

Credits @Nobel Media. Photo A. Mahmoud

Nobel Prize in Physics 2019

for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.

November 22, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.
Osservatorio astrofisico di Torino  & INFINI⋅TO – Planetario di Torino

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Planets orbiting low mass stars

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Abstract

Low mass stars are by far the most frequent ones in the Galaxy. An impressive number of near-infrared spectrographs are already active to search for planets hosted by M stars.
These instruments should reveal several rocky planets in the habitable zone of these stars.
NIRPS is a near infrared spectrograph to be installed on the 3.60 m telescope at La Silla with the possibility to be used simultaneously with HARPS.
I will present a few characteristics of that instrument.

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Contacts: paola.refiorentin (at) inaf.it – roberto.susino (at) inaf.it