Toruń Centre for Astronomy
Nicolaus Copernicus University

News (November 2011)

Determing the physical parameters of extrasolar planets with transit method

Gabor Galgoczi

I have won the opportunity to learn more about the exoplanets, in which topic I had written my article for the First Step to the Nobel Prize in Physics. I present this competition and my work about inferring the physical parameters of 3 extrasolar planets, even giving an upper mass limit of a hypothetical moon orbiting one of these objects. I also sketch my work in Piwnice in a nutshell.