The WFIRST Microlensing Survey for Exoplanets

Thu 21 May 2020

Virtual Lecture


A primary science goal of the WFIRST mission is to conduct, via a microlensing survey towards the Galactic Bulge, a statistical census of exoplanetary systems from 1 AU to free-floating planets with masses greater than Mars. More specifically, for the nominal baseline WFIRST design and fiducial planet mass function, the expected yield of the microlensing survey is for about 1400 bound exoplanets including about 200 with mass smaller than 3 Earth mass.

Speaker: Calchi Novati (IPAC)


The Roman Lecture Series is a monthly virtual lecture series focused on the scientific capabilities and technology of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, organized by Roman Mission partners.

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