Detection and characterization of exoplanets: from gaseous giants to super-Earths


S. Udry


Geneva University, Geneva Observatory


The past 15 years of radial-velocity exoplanet detections have provided a wealth of observational results helping to constrain planet formation models. In particular important progress has been made with the detection of a large population of Neptune-mass and super-Earth planets. In parallel, transit-search surveys on the ground and in space are becoming more and more productive, giving access to planetary physical parameters previously unavailable, as the planet radius and mean density, key information to assess the planet internal structure. In this presentation I will review the latest findings from radial-velocity and transit surveys in the light of the prediction of planet formation scenarios.

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