International Young Astronomers School on CoRoT Astrophysics
Start date: 07 Oct 2008
Address: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
One decade after the discovery of the first giant exoplanet we are entering a new era with the recent launch of CoRoT in December 2006. This spacecraft provides ultra-high precision space-based photometric monitoring.
The objective of the school is to introduce the students to the fields of stellar evolution and exoplanet science. The school also covers the techniques of asteroseismology, planetary transit detection, and more generally space-based ultra-high precision photometric monitoring.