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The ExSoCal 2020 Meeting Agenda

The SOC has approved the following agenda for ExSoCal 2020. Talks will be held over Zoom and discussion will be facilitated by Slack. Posters will be hosted by the Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr). Instructions will be sent to all registered participants.

Poster Pop Talks I — Monday 14 September — 10:10-10:25 a.m.

First Name

Last Name


Abstract Title




Overview of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument and Its Technology Demonstration




Trends in Spitzer Secondary Eclipses



Caltech/IPAC, NExSCI

SCExAO/CHARIS High-Contrast Imaging of HD 34700




Interactions Among Non-Interacting Particles in Planet Formation Simulations




Assessing the Impact of Undetected Stellar Companions on Planetary Radii




Local Outreach with the UCLA Planetarium




The Importance of Local Interstellar Conditions on the Galactic Cosmic-Ray Spectrum at Exoplanets




Exoplanet Characterization using Phase Variations Observed by TESS




Magnetic Fields and Accreting Giant Planets around PDS 70



CSU Northridge

Imaging the Interaction between Planets and Young Disks with the ngVLA

Poster Pop Talks II — Monday 14 September — 2:35-2:50 p.m.
First Name Last Name Institution Abstract Title
Akash Gupta UCLA Understanding the Radius Valley as a by-product of Planet
Formation: Observational Signatures of the Core-Powered Mass-Loss
Mike Greklek-McKeon Caltech Constraining the Densities of the Three Kepler-289 Planets with Transit Timing Variations
Joshua Garrett CSU Northridge Dust Evolution in the Late Stages of Planet Forming Disks
Kevin Fogarty Caltech Planets Around Black Holes (and Other Compact Objects): Initial Results from a Search for Substellar Companion and Disk Candidates Around High Mass X-Ray Binaries
Calen Henderson Caltech/IPAC Anticipating and Optimizing the Roman Galactic Exoplanet Survey
Marguerite Epstein-Martin Caltech Chaotic spin-axis dynamics in disk-bearing triple star systems
Sofia Covarrubias Cal State LA Modeling Planet on Planet Interactions in Planetary Astronomy
Ye Won Byun JPL, Brown University Unsupervised Learning Approach to Predict Exoplanet Host Stars from Stellar Elemental Abundances
Kim Bott UCR Comparative polarimetric signatures of hot Jupiters, super Earths and terrestrials and observational needs
Etienne Bachelet LCO Detection of planets in the entire Milky Way
Isabel Angelo UCLA The Dynamical Origins of Kepler-1656b’s Extreme Eccentricity
Other Accepted Posters (no pop talks)
First Name Last Name Institution Abstract Title
Jinglin Zhao Penn State University Disentangling spectral line deformations from intrinsic line shifts in the Fourier domain
Stuart F. Taylor Participation Worldscope The Major Features of the Distribution of Exoplanets of Sun-like Stars and their Dependence on Stellar Mass, Highlighting the Peak-Gap-Peak Feature
Stuart F. Taylor Participation Worldscope Inclusion a necessity for genuine peer reviewed papers: A call to produce public records of inclusion of all authors
Stuart F. Taylor Participation Worldscope Conferences can reach out to local public audiences
Franklin Potter UCI Predicting Possible Orbital Radii for Planets in Multi-Planetary Systems
Eva Plávalová Mathematical Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences Classification of Exoplanets
Vighnesh Nagpal UC Berkeley Characterising the stellar binary HD104304 using long period radial velocities and direct imaging
Meshkat Tiffany IPAC/Caltech Characterization of a low mass companion from near to thermal infrared
Vineet Kumar Mannaday Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.), India Exploring the existence of an additional planet in the hot-Jupiter Extra-solar Planetary System TrES-5
Vineet Kumar Mannaday Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.), India Investigating the Possibility of Additional Planet, Orbital Decay and Apsidal Precession Phenomena in the hot-Jupiter System TrES-3
Kellen Lawson University of Oklahoma SCExAO/CHARIS Near-IR Integral Field Spectroscopy of the HD 15115 Debris Disk
Chenliang Huang University of Arizona A hydrodynamic study of radiative cooling and escape of metal species in hot Jupiter atmospheres
Alex Howe Goddard Space Flight Center Survival of Primordial Planetary Atmospheres: Mass Loss from Temperate Terrestrial Planets
Rodrigo Ferrer Chávez Autonomous University of Yucatan Biases in orbit-fitting of directly-imaged exoplanets
Alexandre De Souza Mackenzie Presbyterian University Kepler-411 stellar activity: flares, stellar spots and differential rotation based on planetary transit modeling.
Tansu Daylan MIT TESS discovery of a super-Earth and three sub-Neptunes hosted by the bright, Sun-like star HD 108236
Thayne Currie NASA-Ames/Subaru Laboratory Demonstration of Spatial Linear Dark Field Control For Imaging Extrasolar Planets in Reflected Light
Yi-Xian Chen Tsinghua University Accretion of Gas Giants Constrained by the Tidal Barrier
Aarynn Carter UCSC Direct Imaging of Exoplanets with JWST
Theron Carmichael Harvard University Transiting brown dwarfs from the TESS mission
Luke Bouma Princeton University PTFO 8-8695: Two Stars, Two Signals, No Planet
Jea Adams Amherst College Imaging Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope
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