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Monday Science Seminar
Date: Monday, February 15th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Leon Trapman, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Abstract: Sizing Up Protoplanetary Disks
Although we are certain that planets can be formed, there are still large gaps in our understanding of how they formed. Observations show that exoplanets are found in a large variety of planetary systems, from multiple terrestial planets packed inside the central ~1 AU to several gas giants spread over tens of AU from the central star. The diverse outcomes of planet formation are intimately linked to the protoplanetary in which these planets have formed and grown. To better understand planet formation we should therefore study protoplanetary disks.
Host: Melinda Soares-Furtado
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