I14 : EXOATMOS – Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

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Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be catarterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets  are already studied,  hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to modelize (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations . We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth  and planetary science (IPGP team) in  addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

  • PositionNameLaboratoryGrade/Employer
    WP leader Sébastien CharnozIPGPPR, Université de Paris
    WP co-leader Pierre-Olivier LagageAIMSenior Researcher, CEA
    WP member Marc ChaussidonIPGPDR, CNRS
    WP member Frédéric MoynierIPGPPR, Université de Paris
    WP member Bénédicte MenezIPGPPR, Université de Paris
    WP member Julien SiebertIPGPMCF, IPGP
    WP member James BadroIPGPDR, CNRS
    WP member Guillaume AviceIPGPPostdoc, IPGP
    WP member Alexandre GelabertIPGPMCF, IPGP
    WP member Pascal TremblinMaison de la simulationResearcher, CEA
    WP member Raphael PeraltaAIMPostdoc, CEA
    WP member Christophe CossouAIMCDD, CEA