The History of Planet Formation with the SEAMSTRESS Survey

Kaitlin Rasmussen (Notre Dame)
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

The Search for Exoplanets Around Metal-poor Stars with T(r)ESS (SEAMSTRESS) Survey seeks to answer the question: "When and how did planet formation begin in the Universe?" To achieve this, we have conducted a large-scale search for transits of metal-poor stars in TESS light curves and discovered 49 previously unknown planet candidates around host stars in the metallicity range -2.28 < [Fe/H] < -0.5, eight of which have lower [Fe/H] than any known transiting planet hosts.

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