Physics of the Sun, Stars and Exoplanets (PS2E)

Physics of the Sun, Stars and Exoplanets (PS2E)

Leader : Stéphane Charpinet
Deputy : Laurène Jouve

The research carried out by the members of the group PS2E aims to improve our understanding of stars, especially the closest of them, the Sun, as well as exoplanetary systems.

PS2E News

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Michel Rieutord, astrophysicist at IRAP, laureate of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has just awarded this prestigious grant to Michel Rieutord, professor at the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier at the Institute for Research in Astrophysics […]

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Intense magnetic fields detected for the first time in the core of red giant stars

The magnetic field plays a central role in the life of a star. It influences its evolution through the internal mixing of chemical elements. However, because stellar matter is opaque, […]

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The origin of the Betelgeuse stellar wind revealed by the first 3D images

Except for the lightest elements (H, He and Li), atoms are formed inside the stars, throughout its life, by nuclear reactions. But they need to escape. Among the most efficient […]

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Green light for the latest developments of the PLATO mission

ESA’s PLATO mission has been given the green light to continue its development after a successful critical review on January 11, 2022. PLATO, or PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, […]

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THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE GIANT EXOPLANET TAU BOO B WAS INVESTIGATED WITH SPIROU

Using the SPIRou spectropolarimeter on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) in Hawaii, a team gathering core SPIRou scientists led by Stefan Pelletier, PhD student at Université de Montréal, studied the atmosphere of the gas giant exoplanet […]

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The neighborhood of the Sun

Close enough to be observed with precision, the stars near our Sun constitute a unique laboratory for our understanding of stellar physics and the galaxy. A research team of the […]

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