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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Exoplanet observation by microlensing and wave optics features
Speaker(s): Sohrab Rahvar
Abstract: I will introduce the theory and experimental technique of extra-solar planet observation by the gravitational microlensing and give a report on recent results. Then I will discuss the wave optics features in the gravitational microlensing, the analogy of this effect in the astronomical scales to the Young's double slit experiment. Finally I will discuss about the possibility of observation of diffraction patterns in the microlensing experiment.
Date: 14/08/2012 - 11:00 am
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