Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

Speaker Andreas Seifahrt
Title Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets in the near infrared

Ground-based near-infrared spectroscopy has seen a rapid improvement over the last two years, both in terms of (1) opening the discovery space of sensitive radial velocity measurements to the late-M and L dwarfs and (2) in terms of characterizing the atmospheres of Hot Jupiters from primary and secondary eclipse spectroscopy. I will review the most recent results and developments in this field and emphasize one of the limiting factors common to all these studies.