Almost 5000 exoplanets are now confirmed, a number rising almost daily. This impressive rate of discoveries, impulsed by the synergies between different observational techniques and space-based missions, reveals a great variety of planets and planetary systems that challenge our understanding of planetary occurrences, physical-chemistry properties, and system architectures. Since each technique and method provide only a part of the bigger picture, the confluence of different perspectives is a must.
Hence, in this session, we aim to bring together recent results and studies performed by observers, modelers, and experimentalists, and a combination of them to open discussions about the pathways that the community needs to follow to understand the exoplanetary variety fully and promote and inspire the collaboration between teams with different expertise. In particular, this session welcomes any abstract related to the following topics:
(1) groundbreaking discoveries of planets and systems of special interest (due to peculiar physical properties/orbital architectures, amenable targets for atmospheric investigations, etc.)
(2) cutting edge measurements of exoplanet properties (tidal distortions, spin rates and angles) and first tentative detections of satellite or rings;
(3) deep characterization of planetary systems and their global picture (precise measurements of radii, masses and internal planetary compositions, observed/theoretical populations, occurrences, etc.);
(4) synergies between different techniques for comprehensive exoplanet characterization (photometry, spectroscopy, radial velocities, transit timing variations, radio observations, etc.);
(5) hunting surveys from the ground- and/or space-based observatories in the search for new planets and systems.