The discovery of multiple Earth-sized worlds transiting M dwarfs
Exoplanetary systems: past, present, and future
Amaury Triaud
Michael Gillon, Didier Queloz, Yaseen Almleaky, Brice-Olivier Demory, Laetitia Delrez, Emmanuel Jehin, Adam Burgasser, Susan Lederer
University of Cambridge
Objects at the bottom of the main sequence have roughly the same size at Jupiters. This greatly helps in detecting Earth-sized planets transiting them. I will describe SPECULOOS, a project currently in construction at Paranal Observatory. I will describe the results of an initial prototype survey that let us glimpse at the potential of SPECULOOS.


09:00 - 10:30
EX - LT3 (320)