Speaker: Peter McCullough (Space Telescope Science Institute, USA)
Abstract: Scores of transiting exoplanets have been discovered by ground-based surveys such as WASP, HAT, XO, TrES, MEarth, KELT, and others. Hundreds of transiting exoplanet candidates, scores of which are confirmed planets, have been discovered by the CoRot and Kepler space missions. I will summarize my own recent involvement in the PhD thesis of Veselin Kostov (JHU) to discover circumbinary planets using Kepler data ( http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/1210.3850 ). Also, I will summarize the XO survey's new net ...