The EXOWORLD (Understanding the evolution of EXOplanets and towards habitable WORLDs) kickoff meeting took place between 22nd and 24th of February at DLR Berlin-Adlershof. Collaborators in the project had the chance to meet online and in person during these three days to discuss project planning and implementation over the next four years.
The project aims to develop novel detection, characterisation and statistical techniques for understanding the fundamental physics which drives the evolution of planetary systems and find out what set of conditions lead to a habitable world.
Over the course of the project, staff and PhD students from 12 organisations across 8 countries will carry out exchanges who will leverage interdisciplinary and international expertise to study the diversity of exoplanets.
Our SPP member Jan-Vincent Harre will be hosted by the University of Tokyo, Japan, for the entire month of April to study the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect in detail.