Towards a theory for the atmospheres, structure, and evolution of giant exoplanets

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In this short review, I summarize some of the salient features of the emerging theory of exoplanets in general, and of giant exoplanets in particular. A focus is on the characterization of transiting planets at primary and secondary eclipse, but various other related topics are covered, if only briefly. A theme that clearly emerges is that a vibrant new science of comparative exoplanetology is being born.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets
Subtitle of host publicationEssential Modeling Tools
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781107019829
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • (stars:) planetary systems
  • brown dwarfs
  • planets and satellites: general
  • stars: atmospheres
  • stars: low-mass


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