PSJC #141 April 11 2013

Geza Kovacs (UND & Konkoly)

From Small Signals to Big Planets

We give a brief review of the wide-field surveys on transiting extrasolar planets with a more focused discussion on the achievements of HATNet. We also describe in some detail the methodology (in particular the time series part) of the discovery process. Some of the most interesting results (e.g., HAT-P-2, HAT-P-11, HAT-P-13, HAT-P-15) will be highlighted alongside with our current work on WASP-33, a system with a fast-rotating pulsating host star with all kinds of transit anomalies.