Abstract: Planets are assembled from the gas and dust in the disks orbiting around young stars. How these disks evolve from primordial gas and dust into the diverse planetary architecture is still not well understood. High-resolution interferometric observations at (sub-)mm wavelengths are recently starting to reveal the details of the planet-forming disks, which have immediately transformed our understanding of the planet formation process. In this talk, I will present results from ALMA disk surveys, emphasizing new insights on planet formation revealed from the dust grain distributions in disks. I will also broaden the discussions to gas disk properties and disks around multiple stellar systems to help understand the diverse planet formation conditions, likely responsible for the observed diversity of planetary architecture.
Host: Ian Czekala
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