Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS) for 2024-02-26

Series: Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS)
Date: Monday 26-Feb-2024
Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom (contact host Jacob Kloos for link)
Speaker: Jaehan Bae (University of Florida)
Title: Witnessing the formation of giant planets and their moons

Abstract: With over 5,000 exoplanets discovered, it is clear that planet formation is a robust and widespread process. However, the astonishing diversity between observed exoplanetary systems suggests that the physical conditions present during birth of the planets could influence the characteristics and architecture of the planetary systems. The most direct way to test this hypothesis is to detect and characterize young planets at the time they are forming within their birth protoplanetary disks. The task of observing young, forming planets has long been very challenging, but it has finally become possible with increasingly powerful observing facilities and techniques. In this talk, I will (1) introduce recent high-resolution observations of protoplanetary disks, including the on-going ALMA Large Program exoALMA, (2) show how state-of-the-art observations, along with theories and numerical simulations, can help us better understand planet formation processes, and (3) discuss future directions.

If you have any questions, contact the PALS hosts: Jacob Kloos (small bodies) and Matt Nixon (exoplanets).


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.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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