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Exploring the physics of Proto-stars and Extra-solar PlanetS

Objective

The PEPS project is dedicated to the understanding of low-mass star, brown dwarf and giant planet formation and evolution and to the characterization of their internal structure and observable properties. The aim is to develop a sound theoretical foundation and a new generation of modelling tools, in close interaction with observing and experimental programs. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide a consistent description of the different stages from the very formation process to the long term evolution for these objects, characterizing the initial conditions of star/planet formation and exploring their impact on the subsequent mechanical (mass, radius, internal structure and composition), thermal (surface temperature, luminosity) and spectral properties. A dedicated part of the project will focus on exo-Earth planets and on the identification of bio-signatures in their atmosphere, opening an avenue to exobiology.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planets

Call for proposal

ERC-2009-AdG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 078 503
Principal investigator
Gilles Chabrier (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Pascaline Toutois (Dr.)

Beneficiaries (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 078 503
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Principal investigator
Gilles Chabrier (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Pascaline Toutois (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 297 497
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)