Extrasolar Planets

Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Patrick Cassen
  • Tristan Guillot
  • Andreas Quirrenbach

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Patrick Cassen
    Pages 369-448
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 449-451

About this book


Research on extrasolar planets is one of the most exciting fields of activity in astrophysics. In a decade only, a huge step forward has been made from the early speculations on the existence of planets orbiting "other stars" to the first discoveries and to the characterization of extrasolar planets. This breakthrough is the result of a growing interest of a large community of researchers as well as the development of a wide range of new observational techniques and facilities.

Based on their lectures given at the 31st Saas-Fee Advanced Course, Andreas Quirrenbach, Tristan Guillot and Pat Cassen have written up up-to-date comprehensive lecture notes on the "Detection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets", "Physics of Substellar Objects Interiors, Atmospheres, Evolution" and "Protostellar Disks and Planet Formation". This book will serve graduate students, lecturers and scientists entering the field of extrasolar planets as detailed and comprehensive introduction.


Extrasolar Planets Microlensing Optical Interferometry Planet Formation Protostellar Disks Star Substellar Objects astrophysics stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Cassen
    • 1
  • Tristan Guillot
    • 2
  • Andreas Quirrenbach
    • 3
  1. 1.SETI InstituteMountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.Observatoire de la Côte d'AzurNiceFrance
  3. 3.Sterrewacht LeidenRA LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-29216-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31470-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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