Exploring The Architecture Of Transiting Exoplanetary Systems With High-precision Photometry by Kento MasudaExploring The Architecture Of Transiting Exoplanetary Systems With High-precision Photometry by Kento Masuda

Exploring The Architecture Of Transiting Exoplanetary Systems With High-precision Photometry

byKento Masuda

Hardcover | March 15, 2018

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This thesis develops and establishes several methods to determine the detailed geometric architecture of transiting exoplanetary systems (planets orbiting around, and periodically passing in front of, stars other than the sun) using high-precision photometric data collected by the Kepler space telescope. It highlights the measurement of stellar obliquity - the tilt of the stellar equator with respect to the planetary orbital plane(s) - and presents methods for more precise obliquity measurements in individual systems of particular interest, as well as for measurements in systems that have been out of reach of previous methods. Such information is useful for investigating the dynamical evolution of the planetary orbit, which is the key to understanding the diverse architecture of exoplanetary systems. The thesis also demonstrates a wide range of unique applications of high-precision photometric data, which expand the capability of future space-based photometry.

Kento Masuda is a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tokyo in March 2012, March 2014, and July 2016, respectively. He was awarded the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) research fellowship f...
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Title:Exploring The Architecture Of Transiting Exoplanetary Systems With High-precision PhotometryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pagesPublished:March 15, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811084521

ISBN - 13:9789811084522

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Table of Contents

Diversity of the Extrasolar Worlds.- Measurements of Stellar Obliquities.- Origin of the Misaligned Hot Jupiters: Nature or Nurture?.- Three-dimensional Stellar Obliquities of HAT-P-7 and Kepler-25 from Joint Analysis of Asteroseismology, Transit Light Curve, and the Rossiter-McLaughlin Eï¬ect.- Spin-Orbit Misalignments of Kepler-13Ab and HAT-P-7b from Gravity-Darkened Transit Light Curves.- Probing the Architecture of Hierarchical Multi-Body Systems: Photometric Characterization of the Triply-Eclipsing Triple-Star System KIC 6543674.- Summary and Future Prospects.