Speaker: Chelsea Huang
Affiliation: University of Queensland


Jupiter and Saturn played important roles in sculpting the present day Solar System. Their interactions sent inward water-bearing asteroids, giving Earth its ocean. However, the Jovian planets around stars other than our Sun have their own complex tales.  Since the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) four years ago, the exoplanet field has had a new boom of discoveries. In this talk, I will review the diverse population of Jovian planets discovered by the TESS Mission, especially those benefited from the wide field TESS Full Frame Images. I will introduce you to Jovian planets orbiting stars young and old, small and large, and existing in a variety of planetary systems. These discoveries reveal an intriguing story of the history of these Jovian planets, and how they acted as the chief architects of their own planetary systems.

About Physics Seminars

The weekly Physics Seminar series focuses on a broad range of physics research within SMP, along with frequent presentations from visiting researchers. Seminars are usually scheduled for 1.00pm on Tuesdays.

The talks are typically more specialised than a colloquium but are often attended by staff and PhD students across a broad range of areas. Speakers are thus encouraged to include introductory material in the talks.

All SMP researchers and HDR students are encouraged to speak. Please email Glen Harris to register your interest.

The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

Previous recorded physics seminars 


Physics Annexe (06)
407 (via Zoom as well: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/94116861984)