Wednesday 16 Nov 2022: On the importance of chemical data for warm exoplanet atmospheres
Olivia Venot - CNRS Paris
Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00
The very first data from JWST are finally arriving and show us the full potential of this telescope for the characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres. The interpretation of these data relies on atmospheric models, so it is of paramount importance that these models are reliable and robust. In this context I will show you the methodology applied to develop kinetic models adapted to the atmospheres of hot exoplanets, with physico-chemical data at high temperatures. I will also talk about the Hot Jupiter WASP-43b and the insights that JWST can give us into its atmosphere.