|Speaker: Jessie Christensen (SETI Institute/NASA Ames)
Title: Towards Determining eta_Earth: Characterising the Kepler Survey Completeness
Abstract: The primary goal of the Kepler mission is to determine the frequency of Earth-size planets in the habitable zones of solar-like stars. The mission has published a catalogue of planet candidates, but there are two key attributes of the catalogue that we need to understand before we can determine the underlying planet population - the rate of false negatives (completeness) and the rate of false positives (reliability). I will discuss our efforts towards determining the completeness of the survey, in particular characterising the behaviour of the automated transit detection software.
|Date||May 30, 2012|
|Start/End Time||11:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Location||Building 34, Room E215|