Online conference by European Southern Observatory.
This conference will bring together the community working theoretically and observationally on understanding exoplanet atmospheres by transmission and emission spectroscopy, with an emphasis on using ground-based facilities.
It will also bring together those working on the atmospheres of close-in exoplanets and those studying the atmospheres of giant planets in our Solar System, in order to compare methodologies and see where synergies exist or could be made.
The conference has as further goal to prepare the next generation of astronomers to embark on this exciting and essential area of astrophysics, which is technically very challenging. By sharing knowledge, we will ensure that the next generation is using the right and most advanced tools and will avoid falling into the pitfalls of the techniques. It is therefore foreseen to have 2 days of lectures/hands-on about how to extract observational data that is useful and how to interpret them, using theoretical models and advanced methods such as machine learning.