Montag, 27. August 2018, 17:15 - 18:30 iCal

Invited Discourse at the IAU General Assembly

Sean Andrews - Observing Planet Formation

Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien


One of three public talks at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) during the XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. The conference venue can be accessed freely during those events.


Sean Andrews

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,

Cambridge, USA


"Observing Planet Formation"


Planetary systems form in the disks of gas and dust that orbit young stars. In the past few years, very high angular resolution observations of disks in nearby star-forming regions have started to uncover some key signatures of the planet formation epoch. This talk will focus on what we are learning about the distribution of disk material on spatial scales of only a few astronomical units, largely based on state-of-the-art measurements with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and the corresponding implications for the assembly and early evolution of planetary systems.

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