3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161
Jacob Bean (UChicago) "Dawn of the JWST Exoplanet Era"
JWST commenced science operations in July and is producing a torrent of exquisite data for transiting exoplanets. I will give a summary of the findings that have come out of these first observations, with a focus on the results from the community Early Release Science Program. As of this writing we have published the first detection of CO2 in an exoplanet atmosphere, and further transformative discoveries are already in hand.