LASP Science Seminars
Exploring the Atmospheres of Exoplanets in the Era of JWST
The launch of JWST has ushered in a new phase of exoplanet transmission spectroscopy with unprecedented spectral resolution and wavelength coverage. The Early Release Science (ERS) program from JWST has already yielded exciting discoveries, including the first detection of CO2 and the first direct evidence of a photochemical reaction in an exoplanet atmosphere. Through the lens of my PhD and postdoctoral research, I will talk about finding the best exoplanet candidates for atmospheric follow-up, some early results from JWST (as part of the ERS team), and the major challenges I see in this new era of very precise spectroscopy.