Category Archives: exoplanets

AstroMcGill Episode 64 – Jason Wright



We talked about exoplanets, detecting exoplanets through measurements of radial velocities, and what we can look forward to from this field in the near future. The two websites mentioned during the podcast are exoplanets.org and the Habitable Zone Planet Finder.

Guest: Jason Wright

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Erik Madsen

Duration: 40 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 36 – Philip Muirhead



Guest: Philip Muirhead (Boston University).

He is interested in the wide variety of exoplanets orbiting other stars, especially low-mass stars. We talked about the detection of exoplanets and the results from the Kepler mission.

Host: Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 18 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 19 – Dong Lai



Guest: Dong Lai (Cornell). We discussed his research on hot Jupiters, a type of exoplanets on which tidal forces play an important role.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 22 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 7 – Rosalba Perna



Guest: Rosalba Perna, associate professor at University of Colorado in Boulder. We discussed her research focused on the modelisation of various astrophysical phenomena, including magnetars and hot Jupiters (a type of exoplanets).

Hosts: James Kennedy, Sebastien Guillot and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 20 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 6 – Adam Showman



Guest: Adam Showman, professor at the Lunar and Planetary Lab (University of Arizona). We discussed different aspects related to his research on exoplanets.

Hosts: James Kennedy, Sebastien Guillot and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 20 minutes.