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Institut d'Astrophysique et
de Géophysique (Bât. B5c)

Quartier Agora
Allée du 6 août, 19C
B-4000 Liège 1 (Sart-Tilman)
Belgique

Tel.: 04.366.9774
Fax: 04.366.9729

Research Topics

Exoplanets

Exoplanète

For about 15 years, more than 300 exoplanets have been discovered. Researchers of the OrCA group take part in these observations based on very high-resolution spectroscopy and planetary-transit photometry. A dedicated telescope, TRAPPIST, is installed since May 2010 in Chile. Furthermore, researchers of the PSILab group are interested in protoplanetary disks and develop interferometric and coronographic techniques which should allow to obtain images of exoplanets together with their chemical composition, hoping to unveil the conditions needed for the apparition of life.

University of Liège > Faculty of Sciences > Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography : CoWebAGO, Juin 2009.