The SAINT-EX research group uses ground- and space-based observatories to search and characterise planets orbiting other stars than our sun. Our team focuses on 1) the detection of rocky exoplanets, 2) the remote sensing of planetary atmospheres/surfaces and 3) statistical analyses to understand exoplanet properties at the individual and population levels. The SAINT-EX group is also leading the development of the eponymous observatory designed to discover planets similar to the Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of their stars.
Questioning theory can be worth it
Where few thought to look, the NCCR PlanetS co-funded telescope "SAINT-EX" is searching for new worlds. After a year of operation, the project has brought some exciting first results.