The 2015 Kyoto Prize Workshops
Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics
11 /12 Thu
11:00 - 17:15
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Dr. Mayor answered a fundamental age-old question of astronomy regarding the existence of exoplanets by discovering the first one orbiting a Sun–like star. This achievement was facilitated by his continuous refinement and improvement of observation technology, including the development of a series of spectrographs. His continuing contributions have revealed the diversity of exoplanets, opening an entirely new field of research.