Astronomy Colloquium for 2017-04-19

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 19-Apr-2017
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: CSS 2400
Speaker: Dr. John Debes (STScI)
Title: Taking scattered light imaging of young planetary disks into the time domain

As spatially resolved scattered light imaging of young planet-hosting disks becomes more routine and the number of spatially resolved disks explodes thanks to ground- and space-based high contrast imaging, the time has come to bring such imaging into the time domain. I review this new aspect of observing protoplanetary and debris disks, while describing how time domain imaging helps to elucidate planet formation and evolution. Applications of this work with an eye toward future space- and ground-based observatories is also explored.

Colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students.

Colloquium Organizer: Prof. Stuart Vogel


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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