Exofrontiers: Big Questions in Exoplanetary Science (Hardcover)

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Exofrontiers: Big Questions in Exoplanetary Science (Hardcover)

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This book is a compendium of key scientific questions, challenges, and opportunities across different areas of exoplanetary science. The field is currently experiencing rapid growth, and the book provides a front-row view of the advancements at the cutting-edge of the field. Each chapter contains a short exposition on the most important open questions, challenges, and opportunities in a specific area from the perspective of one or more top experts in the area. It provides a starting point for researchers, experts and non-experts alike, to obtain a quick overview of the forefront of exoplanetary science and a vision for the future of the field. Topics range from observational developments and techniques, including exoplanet detection and characterisation methods and state-of-the-art and future missions, to exoplanet theory and modelling including planet formation, planetary interiors, atmospheres, habitability and the search for life.


Key Features


  • Provides a close-up view of the frontiers of exoplanetary science research
  • Summarises key questions, challenges, and opportunities across different areas of the field
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Provides a valuable reference for early career researchers
  • Topics span from state-of-the-art and emerging areas to long-term future directions
Product Details ISBN: 9780750314701
ISBN-10: 0750314702
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: March 31st, 2022
Pages: 150
Language: English