Professor Stéphane Udry, Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva

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This one-day symposium at Lund Observatory in Sweden focused on the ongoing search for planets around other stars. Today astronomers know of more than 3,500 such exoplanets and the catalogue will expand enormously in the future from ongoing ground-based and space-based surveys (e.g. Kepler and Gaia) and future space missions such as JWST, CHEOPS, TESS, E-ELT and PLATO. The hunt for habitable planets has begun!

The goal of this symposium was to highlight the state-of-the-art in radial velocity and transit searches for exoplanets as well as spectroscopic characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres.

The symposium consisted of talks from four invited speakers:

Professor Stéphane Udry, Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva
Dr Sarah Ballard, Torres Fellow, Kavli Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Laura Kreidberg, Harvard Society of Fellows Junior Fellow and ITC Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University
Dr Henriette Schwarz, Morrison Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
The symposium was kindly sponsored by the "Gunnar och Gunnel Källéns minnesfond".

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