To put the Solar System’s terrestrial planets in context, the detection and characterization of low-mass exoplanets is important but challenging. The Dispersed Matter Planet Project targets stars with anomalously low Ca II H and K chromospheric emission, indicative of circumstellar absorbing gas.

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Luca Fossati

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Following his university studies in Italy, Luca Fossati moved to Chile with a studentship of the European Southern Observatory. Shortly after his return to Europe, Luca became a PhD student at the University of Vienna. He then moved for a 3-years postdoc position to the Open University, in the UK followed by a further postdoc position at the University of Bonn, in Germany, where Luca was awarded a Humboldt fellowship. In 2015, he joined the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, in Graz (Austria), where Luca took up the leadership of the newly grounded exoplanet research group.

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