Exo-Webbinar: Online Talk Series

We run an online talk series for science related to the JWST Transiting Exoplanet Early Release Science program. Topics may include any kind of exoplanet atmosphere and/or surface characterization currently underway, as well as any future plans or tool development associated with JWST. Once every two weeks, we will gather on zoom for two short science talks and a chance to connect with our fellow exoplanet scientists.

Our goals for this series are to provide pathways to learn about tools and methods relevant to JWST exoplanet observations, to provide an opportunity to discuss cool new scientific results related to exoplanet atmospheres/surfaces, to provide a venue for early-career scientists to present their new work to the broader community, and to provide an inclusive and welcoming interaction space for scientists working across the world on topics broadly related to exoplanets and JWST.

Upcoming Talks

This calendar (google, iCal) shows the current schedule of upcoming talks, along with the zoom link for the meeting. The meeting will require a password to enter. This password will be sent out to the ERS-transit team and other secure lists. Alternatively, you can get the password by filling out this very short form.

Previous Talks

  • On 24 June 2020, Josh Speagle spoke on "Dynamic Nested Sampling with dynesty" (slides), and Hannah Diamond-Lowe spoke on "Reconnaissance of terrestrial exoplanet atmospheres from the ground in advance of JWST" (slides). Watch/listen here!
  • On 8 July 2020, Aarynn Carter spoke on "Directly Imaging Exoplanets with JWST" (slides), and Munazza Alam spoke on "A cloud-free atmosphere for WASP-62b: the only giant planet in the JWST Continuous Viewing Zone" (slides). Watch/listen here!
  • On 22 July 2020, Ryan MacDonald spoke on "Towards Multidimensional Atmospheric Retrievals of Exoplanet Transmission Spectra" (slides), and Megan Mansfield spoke on "Eigenspectra: A Framework for Identifying Spectra from 3D Eclipse Mapping" (slides). Watch/listen here!
  • On 5 August 2020, Johanna Vos spoke on "Probing Cloudy Atmospheres with Variability Monitoring" (slides), and Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi spoke on "Binaries or Variables? Disentangling the signatures of blended-light atmospheres" (slides). Watch/listen here!

Abstract Submission

If you are interested in speaking about a topic related to JWST, to the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres or surfaces in general, or to tools and models that may be useful for these efforts, please submit an abstract for consideration! Talk selections will be made on a rolling basis, so it's always a good time to submit an abstract. All scientists are encouraged to participate, regardless of whether you are already affiliated with the ers-transit team.