Standing on the shoulders of Kepler

Our understanding of the exoplanet population has been significantly
improved largely thanks to the revolutionary Kepler mission. However,
because Kepler only saw transiting planets above certain thresholds,
many popular results are in fact subject to observational biases. In
this talk, I will first address the limitations of Kepler and present
the correct explanations of the data. The implications to theories of
planet formation will also be discussed. Building on the success of
Kepler, the field of exoplanet is undergoing active development. I will
outline several research directions that can produce exciting science
within the next decade.

Zhu Wei
Speaker Introduction : 

Wei Zhu is currently a senior research associate at the Canadian
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) in the University of
Toronto. He got his undergraduate degree from Peking University in 2013
and PhD degree from The Ohio State University in 2017. Since then, he
has been working at CITA, first as a post-doctoral fellow and now as a
senior research associate. His research interests include both
theoretical and observational aspects of astrophysics, with a focus on
exoplanets and gravitational microlensing.

KIAA-PKU Auditorium
Ke Wang
Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:00AM to Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 11:00AM