Frontiers in Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

Richard Frazin / University of Michigan
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Abstract: I will provide an overview of some of the science drivers of direct imaging  of exoplanets and then provide a brief survey of the observational efforts involving stellar coronagraphy.  The need for treating hardware optical aberrations is highlighted.  In ground-based direct imaging, the
most promising methods for imaging and correcting the hardware  aberrations are based on stellar coronagraphy and "freezing" the atmospheric turbulence, which kHz frame rates.  I explain the concepts involved and discuss plans for implementation.