报告题目：Exoplanetary science in Australia: Detection, charaterisation, and destruction
报 告 人：Rob Wittenmyer 澳大利亚新南威尔士大学（UNSW）
Dr. Rob Wittenmyer is a lecturer in the School of Physics at UNSW. His research interests focus on the detection and characterisation of extrasolar planets. He is the leader of the Pan-Pacific Planet Search team, a collaboration among Australia, China, and the US, with the aim of detecting planets around massive evolved stars. He is also the member of the Anglo-Australian Planet Search, which is led by Prof. Chris Tinney.
Rob Wittenmyer will give an update on three major exoplanetary science initiatives being pursued by Australian-based planet search teams. In addition to the AAPS, he will describe the Pan-Pacific Planet Search, a radial-velocity survey of Sourth hemisphere evolved, intermediate-mass stars using the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope. He then will describe a plan for Minerva: an installation of four 0.7m telescopes feeding a high-resolution spectrograph, sited at Mt Hopkins in Arizona. In addition, a Southern hemisphere Minerva could be used to follow up on objects of interest from Antarctic telescopes such as the Chinese AST-3. Finally, he will present the results of their recent series of papers in which they have performed extensive suites of dynamical simulations to test the veracity of proposed multiple-planet systems。