Skip to main content
A Primer on Planet Formation
Add to Calendar 2022-10-26T19:45:00 2022-10-26T21:00:00 UTC A Primer on Planet Formation Davey Lab (538)
Start DateWed, Oct 26, 2022
3:45 PM
End DateWed, Oct 26, 2022
5:00 PM
Presented By
Eugene Chiang
Event Series: Astronomy Colloquium

Title: A Primer on Planet Formation

Abstract:  We review our understanding of the different formation channels taken by brown dwarfs, Jupiters, and sub-Neptunes, focussing on the accretion of gas envelopes and atmospheres. The talk is intended to be pedagogical; wherever possible, we present 1D and 0D treatments and rules of thumb. Contact is made with the latest observations, including: directly imaged super-Jupiters in the infrared; gaps carved in protoplanetary disks in the millimeter; the metallicities and occurrence rate profiles of giants and sub-Neptunes; and dynamics from transit timing variations.

Astro Colloquium and 'coffee & cookies' department gathering (3:45-4:00pm)

Please click the link to join virtually: