ARIEL SCIENCE ADVISORY TEAM UK ACTIVITIES

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

In November 2020 Ariel was adopted as M4, the fourth medium-sized mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision Plan. Ariel is the first space mission dedicated to measuring the chemical composition and thermal structures of a large, well-constructed sample of exoplanets, enabling planetary science far beyond the boundaries of the Solar System. Ariel will study what planets are made of and how planetary systems form and evolve by surveying a diverse sample of ~ 1000 of exoplanets.
For this ambitious scientific programme, Ariel is designed as a dedicated survey mission for transit and eclipse spectroscopy, capable of observing a large and well-defined planet sample within its 4-year mission lifetime. Transit, eclipse and phase-curve spectroscopy methods, whereby the signal from the star and planet are differentiated using knowledge of the planetary ephemerides, allow us to measure atmospheric signals from the planet at levels of 10-50 part per million (ppm) relative to the star. Given the brightness of the target host stars more sophisticated techniques, such as eclipse mapping, will also be used to give deeper insights. These observations require a specifically designed, stable payload and satellite platform with broad, instantaneous wavelength coverage to detect many molecular species, probe the thermal structure, identify clouds and monitor the stellar activity. The wavelength range covered by Ariel includes all the expected major atmospheric gases from e.g. H2O, CO2, CH4 NH3, HCN, H2S through to the more exotic metallic compounds, such as TiO, VO, and condensed species.
Ariel data and data products will be of great interest and utility for the entire exoplanet community, beyond those directly involved in the mission. In response, the data policy has been designed to embrace the astronomy community in general and the exoplanet community in particular. The intention is to provide high quality data in a timely manner and to have a continuous dialogue with the wider community, maximising the science and impact that can be achieved by the mission.
The target list will be drawn from a larger list of all potential Ariel targets. This larger list will be made public and maintained publicly. Inputs will be solicited from the general community through formal time-bounded processes such as whitepapers and meetings. Moreover the list will be presented and maintained in an interactive environment enabling direct input from members of the community. The target list will be drawn from the larger list through scientific priorities and other guidelines through scheduling exercises performed under the responsibility of the Ariel Science team. The community will be kept informed about the status of the target list, as will the ESA Advisory Bodies whose feedback will be solicited.
Beyond the science community, Ariel's mission to characterise distant worlds offers an immense opportunity to capture the public imagination and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Through the provision of enquiry-based educational programmes and citizen science platforms, school students and members of the public will have the opportunity to participate directly in the analysis of Ariel.

Publications

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Al-Refaie A (2021) TauREx 3: A Fast, Dynamic, and Extendable Framework for Retrievals in The Astrophysical Journal

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Al-Refaie A. F. (2022) TauREx3: Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets in Astrophysics Source Code Library

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Anisman L (2022) Cross-sections for heavy atmospheres: H 2 O self-broadening in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

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Anisman L (2022) Cross-sections for heavy atmospheres: H 2 O continuum in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

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Anisman Lara O. (2022) Cross-sections for heavy atmospheres: H$_2$O self-broadening in arXiv e-prints

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Barstow J (2022) A retrieval challenge exercise for the Ariel mission in Experimental Astronomy

 
Title AI-generated images of exoplanets 
Description As part of the Ariel engagement and communication campaign, a number of AI-generated images of exoplanetary worlds and posters were created. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact Many of these images were used for presentations and to attract public attention to events Ariel or exoplanetary-related. 
 
Title Ariel YouTube channel 
Description Videos and communications Ariel related. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact Communicating what Ariel is, and advertising Ariel-related activities to a broader, international public. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/@ArielTelescope
 
Title Ariel animations 
Description Brief professional movies about Ariel space mission 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Many scientists and the public liked the movie 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38YfVgAVUVs&list=PL7nlYuIpjicaxp36LxZwkXOH72Otf-rgY
 
Title Original images of exoplanets were produced by Léa Changeat as part of Ariel Outreach activities 
Description Painted images of exoplanets and stars 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact One of the images was used as front cover of Ariel ESA assessment report 
 
Description We have started to develop an infrastructure of open-source tools to analyse and interpret large data-sets of exoplanets. This infrastructure is pivotal to the success of Ariel and other astrophysical facilities able to record exoplanetary data.
Exploitation Route All our tools are open source and available to all the community. All our results have been published in open-access, peer-reviewed journals and presented at many national and international conferences.
Sectors Aerospace

Defence and Marine

Education

Culture

Heritage

Museums and Collections

 
Description We have developed new original public engagement platforms and activities. These have been very impactful and successful (e.g. Ariel Data Challenge, ORBYTS, Ariel Hackathon, Exoclock). We have created very successful start-ups in the space and AI sector.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education
Impact Types Cultural

Societal

Economic

 
Description "Brave New Worlds II" International school
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The summer school was sponsored by the Alessandro Volta Foundation, through the "Lake Como School for Advanced studies". About 50 Master and PhD international students were trained for one week by a number of highly influential international scientists working in the filed of exoplanetary science.
 
Description Chair of Hubble and Spitzer space telescope panels
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Chair of James Webb Space Telescope time allocation panel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact JWST results will revolutionise our understanding of many astrophysical areas.
 
Description Member of the ARIEL ESA Science Advisory Team
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Panel member, European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Improvement of scientific research.
URL https://erc.europa.eu
 
Description ERC ExoAI
Amount € 1,400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 758892 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2024
 
Description European Research Council Consolidator grant
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2019
 
Description H2020 Compet 2017
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 776403 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Knowledge Exchange grant - UCL-CSED Ariel Hackathon
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2024 
End 12/2024
 
Description Machine Learning Quality Assurance in Ariel and beyond
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2024 
End 06/2025
 
Description Royal Society URF renewal
Amount £311,507 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03)
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID GAP-101079231 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2023 
End 12/2025
 
Title ARIELSIM instrument simulator 
Description Instrument simulator to quantify the performances of a dedicated space instrument for exoplanet spectroscopy. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Ability to study mission concepts similar to ARIEL and evaluate their performances. 
 
Title Alfnoor 
Description Alfnoor is a dedicated tool optimised for population studies of exoplanet atmospheres. Alfnoor combines the latest version of the retrieval algorithm TauREx 3, with the instrument noise simulator ArielRad and enables the simultaneous retrieval analysis of a large sample of exo-atmospheres 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact First population analysis of exoplanetary atmospheres enabled. 
URL https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.01839.pdf
 
Title Ariel target candidates web simulator 
Description This website has been developed by Dr. Ahmed Al-Refaie (UCL) and hosts a database of all confirmed exoplanets which are viable target candidates for the ESA Ariel space mission. The expected Ariel performances are dynamically generated for each planet using the ArielRad code in the website backend (Mugnai et al. 2020), following the procedure described in (Edwards et al. 2019). The website hosts a web-interface Ariel Exposure Time Calculator co-developed by Dr. Andreas Papageorgiou (U. of Cardiff). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact For the moment the website is still being tested by a small number of researchers in the Ariel consortium, but it will soon be released to the Ariel consortium and then to the external community. 
URL https://exodb.space
 
Title New AI techniques from Ariel Data Challenges 
Description The Ariel Machine Learning Data Challenge 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023, were set to harness the expertise of the artificial intelligence community to help disentangle this unwanted noise from the light filtering through exoplanet atmospheres. With each competition the Ariel science team is able to work towards a programme which will enable them to get the best quality data from Ariel. 100+ teams from around the world participated in each of these events. The teams represented a mix of academia and AI companies. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The competition winners were able to achieve highly accurate solutions for even the most difficult and noisy observations of exoplanets. These solutions are being used to inform the Ariel ground-segment activities and create Ariel highly-processed data. 
URL https://arielmission.space/index.php/data-challenges/
 
Title New Ariel instrument simulator: ARIELRad 
Description The new simulator for ARIEL will substitute previous static radiometric models implemented in Phase B. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Better simulations of systematics, improved ARIEL design, noise-floor added. 
 
Title New spectral retrieval techniques 
Description Implemented the use of Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks to speed up traditional spectral retrieval models. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Dramatic increase in speed of retrieval of atmospheric parameters from observed spectra. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/ExoGAN_public
 
Title New, non parametric statistical methods to detrend and interpret exoplanet spectra 
Description Blind source separation algorithms and machine learning applied to exoplanet spectroscopy data, instrument simulators. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improvements of the tools used in the exoplanet spectroscopy field. All codes are open-source on GitHub. A number of papers were published to describe these algorithms, in particular: Tsiaras, A., I. P. Waldmann, T. Zingales, M. Rocchetto, G. Morello, M. Damiano, K. Karpouzas, G. Tinetti, L. K. McKemmish, J. Tennyson, S. N. Yurchenko; A Population Study of Gaseous Exoplanets, The Astrophysical Journal, 155, 156, 2018. Varley, R; Tsiaras, A; Karpouzas, K; (2017) Wayne-A Simulator for HST WFC3 IR Grism Spectroscopy. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series , 231 (1). 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/
 
Title Research infrastructure to interpret exoplanet spectra 
Description Inverse model to interpret exoplanet spectra, using Bayesian statistics. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The TauREx model (Waldmann et al., 2015) is currently use internationally. The codes are open-source available on GitHub. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/TauREx_public
 
Title TauREx3 spectral retrieval 
Description TauREx 3 (Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets) is an open-source fully bayesian inverse atmospheric retrieval framework licensed under BSDv3. It aims to make exoplanetary atmosphere modelling and retrievals fast, easy and flexible. TauREx 3 offers a fully customizable framework that allows you to mix and match atmospheric parameters and add in your own to perform modelling and retrievals. For scientists, the standalone taurex program provides a wealth of parameters to build forward models, simulate instruments and perform retrievals. For developers, TauREx3 provides a rich library of classes to build your own programs and any new atmospheric parameters you create can be used in the standalone program like it was always there. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Number of downloads of TauREx3: 17,000 worldwide (https://www.pepy.tech/projects/taurex). Publications: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac0252 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6dcd https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2209.11203 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab9b82 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/TauREx3_public
 
Title Ariel Data Challenges 
Description Ariel Data Challenge Series launched in 2019 to build global community for exoplanet data solutions. Ariel, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions for the interpretation and analysis of exoplanet data. The Ariel Data Challenge series was announced in April at the UK Exoplanet Community Meeting (EXOM) 2019 in London. The first ARIEL Data Challenge invited professional and amateur data scientists around the world to use Machine Learning (ML) to remove noise from exoplanet observations caused by star-spots and by instrumentation. A second Ariel Data Challenge that focuses on the retrieval of spectra from simulations of cloudy and cloud-free super-Earth and hot-Jupiter data was also launched in April. A further data analysis challenge to create pipelines for faster, more effective processing of the raw data gathered by the mission has been launched in June at the EWASS conference in Lyon. An Ariel Machine Learning Data Challenge was launched on April 1st 2021: Machine vs Stellar and Instrument Noise The results were discussed at the Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML PKDD 2021. A new Ariel Machine Learning Data Challenge is preparation, and will be launched in summer 2022. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The Ariel ML contest has been selected as a Discovery Challenge by the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD). Over 100 international teams participated to the challenge. The winners were awarded at ECMLPKDD and EPSC-DPS 2019. Outcomes from all three Ariel Data Challenges have been discussed at the ECMLPKDD in Würzburg 16-20 September 2019 and at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, which took place in Geneva during the same week. In the Ariel Data Challenge 2021 over 110 teams from around the world participated with 35 teams submitting viable solutions. The teams represented a mix of academia and AI companies. The competition winners, ML Analytics, an artificial intelligence company in Portugal, and a team from TU Dortmund University in Germany were able to achieve highly accurate solutions for even the most difficult data-sets. 
URL https://arielmission.space/index.php/data-challenges/
 
Title Ariel Data GitHub platform 
Description The goal of this platform is to provide a go-to place both for the data users and data providers, for the users to tell about their data needs and make requests and for the data providers to link to the available data. As an open access tool, github and provides huge advantages of forming direct dialogues between the sides of the community, whether the modelers can make their shopping-lists for the data producers to start planning their calculations or experiment, even for those who are currently not directly involved in the Ariel consortium or in the exoplanetary science in general. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2024 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Available chemical and spectroscopic data to open community of users. 
URL https://github.com/Ariel-data
 
Title Ariel Mission Candidate Sample 
Description Repository for the Ariel Mission Candidate Sample (MCS). Lists of potential targets for the Ariel mission, derived from the currently known exoplanets and the TESS Planet Candidates (TPCs), are provided in the target_list folder. The MCS will be updated on a regular basis and, in general, it is advisable to use the most recent version of the MCS in each case. In the notebooks folder, one can find a jupyter notebook which contains a few plotting scripts which may be of use as well as a simple function which can be used to automatically load the most recent version of the MCS. The codes used to model the capabilities of Ariel's instrumentation, as well as assumptions on the instrument performance, are also evolving. Therefore, the code and payload versions utilised for each target list are provided in the code_versions.txt file. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2024 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Public access of the Ariel candidate list 
URL https://github.com/arielmission-space/Mission_Candidate_Sample
 
Title ExoClock 
Description Ariel will observe known exoplanets to obtain their spectra and characterise their chemical consistency. For this technique to be as efficient as possible and to organise large-scale surveys we need to have a good knowledge of each exoplanet's expected transit time and also monitor the stellar variability of the host stars. The Ariel Ephemerides Working Group is responsible for keeping this informations up-to-date and this is where small and medium-scale telescopes can contribute significantly and make a difference, through the ExoClock project. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Everyone that has some basic equipment including a telescope and a CCD camera can participate in the effort of monitoring the planets' host stars. Users are asked to create a free ExoClock account, where they will be able to set up an observatory profile (or more than one!), with their equipment and geographical coordinates. In this way, they will get personalised information on the transits that fit best to your equipment and your location. They will be receiving also relevant updates, and notifications for special observations. Finally, they will have the chance to interact with the ExoClock team for any questions they might have and get feedback on their observations. Over 500 participants around the world are currently contributing to ExoClock, the results have been published in high-impact journals. 
URL https://www.exoclock.space
 
Title ExoClock project. II. New exoplanet ephemerides 
Description VizieR online Data Catalogue associated with article published in journal Astronomical Journal (AAS) with title 'ExoClock project. II. A large-scale integrated study with 180 updated exoplanet ephemerides.' (bibcode: 2022ApJS..258...40K) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improved ephemerides data for a large number of transiting exoplanets 
URL https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/ApJS/258/40
 
Title ExoClock project. III. 450 exoplanet ephemerides 
Description VizieR online Data Catalogue associated with article published in journal Astronomical Journal (AAS) with title 'ExoClock project. III. 450 new exoplanet ephemerides from ground and space observations.' (bibcode: 2023ApJS..265....4K) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2023 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improved ephemerides for a large number of exoplanets 
URL https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/ApJS/265/4
 
Title ExoGAN 
Description ExoGAN (Exoplanets Generative Adversarial Network) The first DCGAN able to analyse exoplanetary atmospheres. ExoGAN is open source. Inputs: The input file can be either a python dictionary or a .dat file Training phase: The training set is available at this link: https://osf.io/6dxps/ The parameter bounds used to generate the training set are shown in Table 1 of Zingales & Waldmann, 2018 (https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02906) 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The first DCGAN able to analyse exoplanetary atmospheres. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/ExoGAN_public
 
Title ExoTETHyS 
Description ExoTETHyS is an open-source package for modeling exoplanetary transits, eclipsing binaries and related phenomena. If you use this code for your research, please consider citing Morello et al. 2019, ... (arXiv:1908.09599) 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Extensively used by transit exoplanet community 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/ExoTETHyS
 
Title Iraclis 
Description Open-source, analysis pipeline for HST/WFC3 spectroscopic observations of exoplanet transits and eclipses A complete package to analyse single-object spatially scanned spectroscopic observations of extrasolar planets obtained with the near-infrared grisms (G102, G141) of the Wide Field Camera 3 on-board the Hubble Space Telescope. Includes: Reduction of the raw frames. Calibration of the position of the total spectrum and the different spectral elements. Extraction of the total flux and the flux per spectral element. Fitting of the white and the spectral light-curves. Currently, fitting can be applied only on single-visit light-curves but in the next version it will be updated to fit also multiple visits of the same target simultaneously. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact First (and only) open-source pipeline for HST/WFC3 spectroscopic observations of exoplanet transits and eclipses 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/Iraclis
 
Title PyLightcurve 
Description An open-source python package for modelling and analysing transit light-curves. Easy search for parameters of current exoplanets. Calculation of limb darkening coefficients. Calculation of exoplanetary orbits. Calculation of transit models. Flexible fitting of transit light-curves. This module makes use of: exodata, Varley (2016) emcee, Foreman-Mackey et al. (2013) 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used extensively by transit exoplanet community 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/pylightcurve
 
Title Tau-Rex 3 
Description -TauREx 3 (Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets) is an open-source fully bayesian inverse atmospheric retrieval framework licensed under BSDv3. It aims to make exoplanetary atmosphere modelling and retrievals fast, easy and flexible! - TauREx 3 offers a fully customizable framework that allows you to mix and match atmospheric parameters and add in your own to perform modelling and retrievals. - For scientists, the standalone taurex program provides a wealth of parameters to build forward models, simulate instruments and perform retrievals. - For developers, TauREx3 provides a rich library of classes to build your own programs and any new atmospheric parameters you create can be used in the standalone program like it was always there! - More information available here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.07759 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Currently used by scientists worldwide: UK, Europe, US, Japan, India and China. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/TauREx3_public
 
Title TauRex and Robert 
Description Tau-Rex is a next gen retrieval code for exoplanetary atmospheres. It strongly builds on UCL's expertise in ab-initio molecular line-list calculations as well as machine learning and pattern recoginition algorithms. Unlike other codes of its kind, Tau-Rex requires no prior knowledge or constraint on the type, number of molecules, abundances or tempearutres in an exoplanetary atmosphere. It uses custom built pattern recognition software to estimate the molecular signatures present before providing these estimates to a full Bayesian analysis using paralllelised Nested Sampling and MCMC algorithms. These allow for the full retrieval of the Bayesian partion function and enable us to perform Bayesian model selection on the retrieval result. We are planning to provide a web-interface in the software section of this homepage in due time. Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), has been developed by our team to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary systems and retrieve spectral information about the gases present in the exoplanet atmospheres. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/detective-exoplanet-atmospheres 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improvements of methods used in the exoplanet spectroscopy field, more objectivity and precision obtained. 
URL http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~ingo/projects.html
 
Title Wayne 
Description Wayne is a telescope simulator used to generate realistic data with all noise sources, reductions and systematics. Currently it is applied to the HST WFC IR instrument which uses two grisms, G102 and G141 for spectroscopy. The project has a particular focus on transmission spectroscopy of exoplanets. For WFC3 IR, Wayne currently simulates: Staring Mode Spatial Scan Mode Scan Speed Variations Ramp or hook trend X and Y positional shifts Cosmic Rays Flat Field, Bias, Gain etc Read noise, stellar noise, sky background etc Wayne is designed to be adapted to more instruments and systematics. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used in many papers to simulate WGC3 camera performances and systematics. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/wayne
 
Description Collaboration with Canada 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are collaborating on the science of Ariel. We will visit them in May 2022.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Cowan and his team have started to collaborate actively on Ariel science. They are also working with the Canadian Space Agency to secure a hardware contribution to Ariel (cryo-harness)
Impact Publications, comparison of modelling tools.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with NAOJ, Japan 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in exoplanet space observations and interpretation, AI techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in exoplanet ground-based observations and theoretical models (planet formation, interior, atmosphere).
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration, involving Ariel, Exoclock, exoplanetary modelling and observations. We have hosted and trained PhD students and research fellows, submitted large grant proposals together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with RAL-AI, Alan Turing and Dirac 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UCL Centre for Exochemistry Data is collaborating with RAL-AI, Alan Turing Institute and Dirac to create an infrastructure to deliver Ariel level 4 Data. Ariel level 4 Data will include AI-processed data recorded with the Ariel Space Telescope and will be delivered to the open community.
Collaborator Contribution RAL-AI and Alan Turing Institute are providing experience and expertise in AI techniques. Dirac is proving expertise in computer science and access to GPU and CPU time.
Impact The collaboration has started recently, but a number of papers, workshops and activities are planned for 2022.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with RAL-AI, Alan Turing and Dirac 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department Space Science and Technology Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UCL Centre for Exochemistry Data is collaborating with RAL-AI, Alan Turing Institute and Dirac to create an infrastructure to deliver Ariel level 4 Data. Ariel level 4 Data will include AI-processed data recorded with the Ariel Space Telescope and will be delivered to the open community.
Collaborator Contribution RAL-AI and Alan Turing Institute are providing experience and expertise in AI techniques. Dirac is proving expertise in computer science and access to GPU and CPU time.
Impact The collaboration has started recently, but a number of papers, workshops and activities are planned for 2022.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with RAL-AI, Alan Turing and Dirac 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Distributed Research Utilising Advanced Computing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UCL Centre for Exochemistry Data is collaborating with RAL-AI, Alan Turing Institute and Dirac to create an infrastructure to deliver Ariel level 4 Data. Ariel level 4 Data will include AI-processed data recorded with the Ariel Space Telescope and will be delivered to the open community.
Collaborator Contribution RAL-AI and Alan Turing Institute are providing experience and expertise in AI techniques. Dirac is proving expertise in computer science and access to GPU and CPU time.
Impact The collaboration has started recently, but a number of papers, workshops and activities are planned for 2022.
Start Year 2021
 
Description EChO consortium 
Organisation ECHO
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Prof. Giovanna Tinetti (UCL) was the PI of the EChO mission candidate during the assessment study phase. Members of the UK-led instrument study consortium were France, Italy, Spain, MPS-Germany, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Belgium, Austria, NL, US. The UK has demonstrated world-leading expertise in the modelling of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres and is well-placed to lead the spectroscopic characterisation of exoplanets. By taking the PI role we could direct the specification and design of the mission to ensure that UK scientific interests remain at the forefront of the mission goals. Concerning the payload, the UK were in charge of the management, AIV, coolers, IR detectors characterisation, and goal channel 11-16 micron.
Collaborator Contribution France: 5-11 micron channel, detectors characterisation, scheduling, spectroscopy Italy: 0.5-2.5 micron channel, stellar activity, targets Spain: 0.25-5 micron channel, stellar activity and targets Germany & NL: read out electronics Poland, Belgium, Austria: FGS
Impact Multidisciplinary: exoplanets, spectroscopy, atmospheric science, planet formation, space instruments, stellar physics
Start Year 2010
 
Description ExoHost 
Organisation Austrian Academy of Sciences
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is funded by the European Commission through the program Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03).
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration will allow to improve our knowledge of stellar hosts for exoplanets through models and observations. The collaboration includes the University of Tartu, Estonia; the Austrian Academies of Science; the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Impact The collaboration has just started
Start Year 2023
 
Description ExoHost 
Organisation Tartu Observatory
Country Estonia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration is funded by the European Commission through the program Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03).
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration will allow to improve our knowledge of stellar hosts for exoplanets through models and observations. The collaboration includes the University of Tartu, Estonia; the Austrian Academies of Science; the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Impact The collaboration has just started
Start Year 2023
 
Description ExoHost 
Organisation Uppsala University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is funded by the European Commission through the program Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03).
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration will allow to improve our knowledge of stellar hosts for exoplanets through models and observations. The collaboration includes the University of Tartu, Estonia; the Austrian Academies of Science; the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Impact The collaboration has just started
Start Year 2023
 
Description H2020 program ExoplanetsA 
Organisation CEA Saclay
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am co-I of the H2020 program ExoplanetsA. UCL is one of the nodes. I coordinate the science return work package. My team participate to a number of tasks and work packages.
Collaborator Contribution CEA Saclay is PI of the collaboration. SRON, UN. of Vienna, Un. of Leicester, INTA and Max Planck MPIA are co-Is.
Impact In the ExoplANETS_A project, we will develop novel data calibration and spectral extraction tools, as well as novel retrieval tools, based on 3D models of exoplanet atmospheres, to exploit archival data from ESA Space Science archives (HST) combined with NASA Space Archives (Spitzer, Kepler) and produce a homogeneous and reliable characterization of exoplanet atmospheres Additionally, to model successfully the atmosphere of an exoplanet, it is necessary to have a sound knowledge of the host star. To this end, we will collect a coherent and uniform database of the relevant properties of host stars from ESA Space Science archives (XMM, Gaia), combined with international space mission and ground-based data. These exoplanet and host star catalogues will be accompanied/interpreted with models to assess the importance of star - planet interactions. The knowledge gained from this project will be disseminated through peer- review publications and modelling tools will be publicly released. In addition to the delivery of high level data products, state of the art tools, models and scientific publications, the project will ready us to rapidly exploit data from the James Webb Space Telescope, which is a highly competitive. It is also an excellent preparation to the exploitation of the ARIEL mission, an ESA mission dedicated to a statistical survey of exoplanet atmosphere, with about 1000 exoplanets to be observed.
Start Year 2018
 
Description NAOJ 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have regular workshops and meetings involving all students and postdocs. We co-supervise students.
Collaborator Contribution Key collaborations have been established with NAOJ scientists which include Japanese participation to Ariel, but also international grants being submitted (e.g. ERC Synergy grant) and observing proposal to space and ground facilities (Hubble, JWST, Subaru, VLT etc.). Their expertise in modelling exoplanet interior and formaiton is complementary to our expertise on exoplanet atmospheres.
Impact Exchange of MSc, PhD students and postdocs, many high-impact papers. JAXA is interested in funding the coating of the Ariel-AIRS prism.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with LMU 
Organisation Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation to the Ariel consortium scientific activities
Collaborator Contribution LMU has contributed to the costs of CILAS manufacturing of Ariel dichroics in exchange of scientific participation to the Ariel consortium. LMU is also providing light-curve modelling and spectral retrieval expertise to the Ariel collaboration.
Impact Purchase of CILAS dichroics coating
Start Year 2023
 
Title ASteRA 
Description ASteRA enhances the capabilities of TauRex retrieval framework as it enables the correction of stellar activity in transit spectra. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact ASteRA will enable the interpretation of transit spectra for atmospheres of planets orbiting active stars. 
 
Title Alfnoor 
Description First retrieval algorithm of a large population of planets 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact It was used to produce Ariel simulations on a large sample of planets 
URL https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab9a53
 
Title Ariel payload 
Description The Ariel payload consists of a Cassigrain telescope with a 0.7 x 1.1 m elliptical primary mirror feeding both a moderate resolution spectrometer covering the wavelengths from 1.1 to 7.8 microns, and a multi-channel photometer and low resolution spectrometer (which also acts as a Fine Guidance Sensor) with bands between 0.5 and 1.1 microns. The various payload elements are functionally tightly integrated in order to allow the exacting photometric stability requirements of the mission to be met. The key performance improvement that Ariel will allow over other existing facilities and data-sets is to provide extremely high photometric stability data simultaneously across a very broad wavelength range for a large number of exoplanet targets. The UK has consortium science and technical leadership & management; payload systems engineering coordination; PLM AIV and calibration; active cooler system; optics bench (if separate from telescope OB); on-board calibration source; detector system calibration coordination; Science Ground segment participation. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact A number of new cutting edge technology / systems will be used by Ariel: - Newly space qualified J-T cooler powered by Hymatic tactical cooler compressors. - The use of the National Space Integration Facility in R100 at RAL as the integrated payload test and calibration facility. - UK leadership in exoplanet spectroscopy (9 European Research Council projects awarded in the UK, national and international recognitions, awards and medals) - UK leadership in planetary atmospheres modelling - Integration of technical and programmatic leadership as PI nation - Infrastructure available to handle analysis of data intensive science - AIV capabilities for cryogenic testing and calibration of high precision payloads - Infra Red detector testing and characterization 
URL https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11180/2536033/an-integrated-payloa...
 
Title ArielRAD 
Description It has been developed to simulate Ariel performances 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Ariel performances were assessed using this tool. 
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10686-020-09676-7
 
Title Data analysis tools for exoplanet spectroscopy 
Description Reduce exoplanet spectroscopy data 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Biggest catalog of exoplanets analysed so far, including highly cited Tsiaras et al., 2018, AJ; and Tsiaras et al. 2019; Nature Astronomy, DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0924-7, which had the highest Altimetric score of any physical sciences paper in 2019 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/
 
Title ExoGAN 
Description New spectral retrieval technique 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact New spectral retrieval technique 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/ExoGAN_public
 
Title Exodb 
Description Ariel Exoplanet Database 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This database will be the portal to the community about the Ariel target candidates. Exodb will also allow to simulate Ariel performances through a web version of ArielRAD. Exodb is currently being tested. 
URL https://exodb.space
 
Title Iraclis 2.0 
Description Analysis pipeline for HST/WFC3 spectroscopic observations of exoplanet transits and eclipses A complete package to analyse single-object spatially scanned spectroscopic observations of extrasolar planets obtained with the near-infrared grisms (G102, G141) of the Wide Field Camera 3 on-board the Hubble Space Telescope. Includes: Reduction of the raw frames. Calibration of the position of the total spectrum and the different spectral elements. Extraction of the total flux and the flux per spectral element. Fitting of the white and the spectral light-curves. Currently, fitting can be applied only on single-visit light-curves but in the next version it will be updated to fit also multiple visits of the same target simultaneously. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used by many scientists worldwide to analyse HST data. 
 
Title Tau Rex 3 
Description TauREx 3 (Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets) is an open-source fully bayesian inverse atmospheric retrieval framework licensed under BSDv3. It aims to make exoplanetary atmosphere modelling and retrievals fast, easy and flexible! TauREx 3 offers a fully customizable framework that allows you to mix and match atmospheric parameters and add in your own to perform modelling and retrievals. For scientists, the standalone taurex program provides a wealth of parameters to build forward models, simulate instruments and perform retrievals. For developers, TauREx3 provides a rich library of classes to build your own programs and any new atmospheric parameters you create can be used in the standalone program like it was always there. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used by an increasing number of scientists worldwide. 
URL https://taurex3-public.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
 
Title TauREx 3 (Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets) 
Description TauREx 3 (Tau Retrieval for Exoplanets) is an open-source fully bayesian inverse atmospheric retrieval framework licensed under BSDv3. It aims to make exoplanetary atmosphere modelling and retrievals fast, easy and flexible! 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Global success: it is the most used spectral retrieval tool in the exoplanet community: 200+ download per month. 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/TauREx3_public
 
Title TauREx algorithm 
Description Spectral Retrieval algorithm for exoplanets, i.e. inverse model to interpret exoplanet spectra 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Received the attention of the international scientific community 
URL https://github.com/ucl-exoplanets/TauREx_public
 
Title YunMa 
Description The YunMa software enables the study of cloud microphysics and radiative properties in exoplanetary atmospheres. YunMa simulates the vertical distribution and sizes of cloud particles and their corresponding scattering signature in transit spectra. We validated YunMa against results from the literature. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact YunMa has been submitted for publication to the Astrophysical Journal (Ma et al., 2023; https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.13708). When published, we will release the software as open source. When coupled to the TauREx 3 platform, an open Bayesian framework for spectral retrievals, YunMa enables the retrieval of the cloud properties and parameters from transit spectra of exoplanets. 
 
Company Name Blue Skies Space 
Description Blue Skies Space builds satellites designed to collect data on planets, orbiting asteroids and stars, and operates the Twinkle space science mission . 
Year Established 2014 
Impact A new branch of the company was opened in 2023 (Blue Skies Space Italia SRL). We are currently building two low-orbit satellites: "Twinkle" and "Mauve". We are studying new concepts for astrophysical missions (funded). The company is growing: we have closed in early March a very successful funding round with investments from private investors, we are planning a press release in April.
Website http://www.blueskiesspace.co.uk
 
Company Name Telescope Live Ltd 
Description Telescope Live offers online access to a global network of 10 robotic telescopes for astrophotography and remote imaging, with an ever-increasing image archive and resources to observe, learn, share and connect with other astrophotographers. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact SpaceFlux now operates 10 robotic, optical telescope facilities globally to provide space situational awareness and space domain awareness (SSA/SDA) data to the space industry and public agencies. Spaceflux currently employs 21 full-time staff with a projected growth to 50 FTE and a confirmed expansion of the sensor network to 25 sites globally by the end of 2024. Today, Spaceflux is the lead provider of optical SSA/SDA data to the UK Space Agency and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). It furthermore builds and maintains SSA monitoring infrastructure for the UK MoD at its Cyprus base.
Website http://telescope.live/
 
Description Academic seminars and conference talks (G. Tinetti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact http://giotin.org/pages/conferences.html

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapgti/seminar/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024
URL http://giotin.org/pages/conferences.html
 
Description Altmetric Attention Score for Water vapour in the atmosphere of the habitable-zone eight-Earth-mass planet K2-18 b 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Had the highest Altimetric score of any physical sciences paper in 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.altmetric.com/details/66442583/citations
 
Description Ariel Data Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ariel, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions for the interpretation and analysis of exoplanet data. The Ariel Data Challenge invite every year professional and amateur data scientists around the world to help solving a problem of Ariel interest. The engagement and success of the programme was beyond expectations.

List of Conferences with talks on ADC (11 talks in 2023, 2 in 2024 so far)
Apr 2024 - conference talk at UKEXOM 2024, Birmingham
Jan 2024 - Invited talk at Ariel-France Day, Paris France
Nov 2023 - Invited talk at ESA Science Jamboree (Virtual)
Oct 2023 - Invited talk at 3rd ExoClock Conference, Greece
Oct 2023 - Two conference talk, one Invited talk at DPS-EPSC 2023 Press Conference, US
Sept 2023 - Invited talk at FastML for Science, Imperial College London
Aug 2023 - Conference talk at AOGS 2023, Singapore
Jul 2023 - Conference talk at EAS 2023, Krakow
Jul 2023 - Invited talk at Taiwan Space Union (virtual)
May 2023 - Invited talk at Ariel UK Open Workshop, London
May 2023 - Invited talk at Ariel Science Team (AST) meeting, ESTEC Netherlands

Outreach
The ADC2023 attracted well over 250+ participating teams from all over the globe, including a total of 53 countries from Northern America, Europe, Asia to Africa.

The press release of ADC2023 is reported 32 different articles, spanning 15 different countries, and into 12 different languages, including English, Indonesian, Mandarin and many more)

The ADC was ranked #3 out of 38 most money efficient competitions in terms of the number of active participants attracted for every pound spent
*active means the participating team has submitted at least one solution
These 38 competitions span across multiple domains - from General ML, Natural Language Processing, Physical Sciences, multi-Agent Training , Urban challenges all the way to automation systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024
URL https://arielmission.space/index.php/data-challenges/
 
Description Ariel Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The UCL Centre for Space Exochemistry Data, in collaboration with the UCL-Centre for Doctoral Training-Data Intensive Science Institute, is gearing up to launch a Ariel Hackathon Event on April 19, 2024. This event is free and open to undergraduate, postgraduate, and professionals with a background and interest in learning about exoplanets and machine learning.
See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLYeDFKhLpM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2024
URL https://www.ariel-datachallenge.space/workshop2024/
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The participation to BBC Radio 4 - Today programme as invited guest increased the visibility of the ARIEL space mission and the UK leadership in ARIEL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The participation to BBC Radio Wales as invited guest, increased the visibility of the ARIEL space mission and the welsh participation in ARIEL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC World Service's World Update programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The participation to the BBC World Service's World Update programme as invited guest, increased the visibility of the ARIEL space mission and the UK leadership in ARIEL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cattedra Fermi lecture series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series of public outreach talks on exoplanets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.phys.uniroma1.it/fisica/node/9852
 
Description Evening talk at the Royal Institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Royal Institution in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2017/january/public-brave-new-worlds
 
Description ExoWorlds Spies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guidelines for amateur astronomers/general public about how to observe transiting planets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.exoworldsspies.com/en/
 
Description Exoclock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Ariel will observe thousands of transits, and to increase the mission efficiency, it is required to have precise ephemerides. Proper planning is important to avoid wasting the precious observing time of Ariel and other future space missions. ExoClock, a citizen science program to monitor transiting exoplanets in order to keep their ephemerides up-to-date. Everyone with some basic equipment, including a telescope and a CCD camera, can participate in the effort of monitoring the planets' host stars. Currently, the ExoClock network consists of 540 participants - 80% of whom are amateur astronomers - and 450 telescopes with sizes ranging between 6 and 40 inches - of which 80% are smaller than 17 inches. The ExoClock network is organised in a way to maximise the coverage of the planets and to ensure the high quality and homogeneity of the results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024
URL https://www.exoclock.space/project
 
Description Invited Plenary talk, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give a plenary talk about exoplanet missions at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Public talk in Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk about exoplanets in Dublin, the event received a lot of interest from the local media and public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dias.ie/2017/09/04/19th-october-school-of-cosmic-physics-statutory-public-lecture-2017/
 
Description Invited Talk at World Science Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact World Science Forum in Budapest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://worldscienceforum.org
 
Description Invited plenary talk at Portuguese Science Summit Ciência 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Portuguese Science Summit Ciência was a UK-Portugual bilateral conference organised in Lisbon in July 2019. The Portuguese Prime Minister and Science Minister were present, the UK Science Minister joined remotely part of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.encontrociencia.pt/home/en.asp
 
Description Invited plenary talk to the British Astronomical Association Summer Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Invited plenary talk at the British Astronomical Association Summer Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited seminar ISSI Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an invited seminar to ISS-BJ, 500+ Asian scientists attended the seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bigmarker.com/international-space-science-/ESA-s-Ariel-Mission-with-Prof-Giovanna-Tinett...
 
Description Invited talk Flamsteed Society, Greenwich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Invited talk to amateur astronomers Flamsteed Society, Greenwich
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk Pietro Baracchi III conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Pietro Baracchi III conference was organised by Australian and Italian astrophysics community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://indico.ict.inaf.it/event/1582/page/618-invited-speakers
 
Description Invited talk at Bristol Astronomical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Bristol Astronomical Society (BAS) is based in the South West of the UK, BAS is run by amateur astronomers as a non-profit making educational charity.

With over 120 members and weekly meetings, they are one of the most active Societies in the UK, supporting a variety of interests ranging from observing, imaging, sketching.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bristolastrosoc.org.uk/www/index.php
 
Description Invited talk at Marlborough College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The students showed a strong interest in the field of exoplanets and space missions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at Science Festival in Genova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased the interest of general public to exoplanets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ORBYTS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ORBYTS is an education programme in which secondary school pupils work on original research projects under the tuition of PhD students, Post-Docs and other young scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/astrophysics/outreach/orbyts
 
Description Public evening talk at the Division for Planetary Science, October 2016, Pasadena US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public evening talk during the week of the AAS-DPS meeting in Pasadena, US. Over 1000 participants form the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cityofastronomy.org/events/2016/10/20/dps-public-night
 
Description Public talk at RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk at RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Liverpool, April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public talks and outreach activities (G. Tinetti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All the information is available on this website:

http://giotin.org/pages/outreach.html

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024
URL http://giotin.org/pages/outreach.html
 
Description Public talks and outreach activities (I. Waldmann) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All information is available here: http://www.ingowaldmann.com/static/waldmann_cv_jan2020.pdf

All information is available here: http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~ingo/Talks.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
URL http://www.ingowaldmann.com/static/waldmann_cv_jan2020.pdf
 
Description Royal Astronomical Society public talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2 public talks delivered on the same day at the Royal Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=438