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Search and characterisation of Exoplanets

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KICC has expanded its research interests to the search and characterisation of Exoplanets, especially thanks to the collaboration with the Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre, which is leading various observational and instrumentation projects. Activities specifically linked with the KICC focus on the observational characterisation of exoplanets as well as their host stars.

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KICC Annual Report 2019

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Oct 06, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez, for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe: the black hole.

First joint measurement of exoplanet’s mass and brightness challenges classical model of planet formation

Oct 02, 2020

A team of astronomers led by led by KICC researcher Mathias Nowak have used the ESO instrument GRAVITY to take the first image of an exoplanet that had previously only been detected indirectly via the spectrum of its star.

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