Finding Exoplanets with Microlensing; WFIRST Mission

In addition to the transit and radial velocity methods for finding exoplanets, there is a relatively new technique being used by wide field telescopes: microlensing. Today Alberto Conti and I talked with Dr. Scott Gaudi from The Ohio State Universit

Published on 17th May, 2013

In addition to the transit and radial velocity methods for finding exoplanets, there is a relatively new technique being used by wide field telescopes: microlensing.

Today Alberto Conti and I talked with Dr. Scott Gaudi from The Ohio State University about how microlensing is used to find extra solar planets. He is also a member of the WFIRST Science Team and he and Jason Kalirai give us an introduction to that mission.