The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

December 1, 2009

CoRoT-7b article in Finnish astronomy magazine

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finmagThe Finnish astronomy magazine Tähdet ja avaruus (trans: Stars and Space) has published an article about the exoplanet CoRoT-7b. The article highlights calculations performed by Laura Schaefer and Bruce Fegley, which were described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.  The article, written by Sakari Nummila, is available here.

May 28, 2008

Visit to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics


Professor Fegley and Dr. Katharina Lodders visited the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, India and presented several talks. Their talks can be downloaded as pdf files by clicking on the files below.

Chemistry in the Atmospheres of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets by Katharina Lodders

Atmospheric Chemistry during the Accretion of Earth-like Exoplanets by Bruce Fegley

Professor Fegley and Dr. Lodders also presented  at the Kodai School on Synthesis of Elements in Stars. Their presentations can be downloaded below:

Abundances of the Elements – Solar, Meteoritic, and Outside the Solar System by Katharina Lodders

September 7, 2007

Fall AGU 2007 Meeting

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Prof. Fegley and Laura Schaefer have submitted an abstract to the 2007 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, CA on December 10-14. The abstract is entitled “Chemistry of Earth’s Putative Steam Atmosphere” and can be downloaded here.

July 15, 2007

News Article on Exoplanet Atmospheres

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A news article describing research done by Prof. Fegley on the compositions and natures of planetary atmospheres can be found here: “Astronomer studies Extrasolar Atmospheres”.

March 5, 2007

Chemical Evolution Across Time Symposium

Prof. Fegley, Dr. Lodders, and Laura Schaefer will be attending the symposium “Chemical Evolution I: Chemical Change Across Space and Time” at the 233rd National American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Chicago, IL on March 25-29. Prof. Fegley and Dr. Lodders are giving invited talks.

Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley have submitted a chapter for the proceedings of the symposium “Chemical Evolution I: Chemical Change Across Space and Time”. The chapter is entitled “Chemistry and composition of planetary atmospheres” and a preprint is available here.

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